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'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius

Updated 1751 GMT (0151 HKT) July 6, 2016
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South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius shakes hands as he leaves a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday, July 6. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius walks without his prosthetic legs during his sentencing hearing in Pretoria on Wednesday, June 15. His attorney was arguing that he was a vulnerable figure who should receive a lesser sentence for murder. SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius arrives outside a courtroom in Pretoria in October 2014. He was initially convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in prison, but a higher court reversed it to murder after an appeal. Antoine de Ras/Independent Newspapers/AP
A picture taken on January 26, 2013, shows Pistorius and Steenkamp at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. Pistorius said her shooting death was an accident after he mistook her for an intruder. The prosecution called it a deliberate act after the two had an argument. WALDO SWIEGERS/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius puts his head in his hands during his trial in South Africa in March 2014. Pistorius often showed great emotion as the court went into detail about Steenkamp's death. Alet Pretorius/Foto24/Gallo Images/Pool/Getty Images
Pistorius leaves a police station with his face covered in February 2013. stringer/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius won gold for the first time at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. He won the 200-meter final and set a new world record. The South African sprinter was called the "Blade Runner" because of his carbon-fiber prosthetic legs. Phil Cole/Getty Images
Prosthetic legs stand on the ground as Pistorius coaches children in Manchester, England, in April 2006. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius competes in a 400-meter race in Berlin in June 2008. MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius is seen in Rome during a race in July 2008. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Pistorius wins gold ahead of Americans Jerome Singleton, left, and Marlon Shirley, right, in the 100-meter T44 during the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius poses with his medals from the IPC Athletics World Championships in January 2011. He won three world titles there but lost the 100-meter T44 final to Singleton. It was his first loss in a race over 100 meters since the 2004 Paralympic Games. Martin Hunter/Getty Images
Pistorius passes the baton to Ofentse Mogawane in a 4x400-meter relay race during the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, in September 2011. Pistorius was the first double-amputee athlete to compete at the World Athletics Championships. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images
Pistorius races in the men's 400 meters during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Pistorius competes in the London Olympics. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Pistorius carries the South African flag during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Pistorius competes in a men's 400-meter T44 heat at the 2012 Paralympic Games. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius poses on the podium with his gold medal after winning the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympic Games. BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages
Pistorius receives his honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2012. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images