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Double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder in South Africa yesterday after his girlfriend was shot dead in his home. Numerous media reports said that the 26-year-old Pistorius – nicknamed “Blade Runner” because he races wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades – may have mistaken the woman for an intruder.
Police, however, said there had been reports of domestic violence at Pistorius’ home prior to the shooting. Pistorius had been dating Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old model, for a few months. Police said she was shot at least twice. Pistorius was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. He ran in 11 races during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralymics. Pistorius was born without a fibula in both legs and struggled for years to be allowed to compete alongside able-bodied athletes.