Oscar Pistorius might join the South African Paralympic team in Rio, as President Jacob Zuma and the Sports Ministry are believed to be considering a temporary pardon for the sentenced Athlete.
According to reports, the context of his release will be completely based on the success of the SA team, how long or short will be their stay in Brazil.
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistoriusborn 22 November 1986) is a South African sprint runner and convicted murderer. Both of Pistorius’ legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. He was the first athlete to compete at both the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games, competing in sprint events for below-knee amputees in Paralympic events, and in non-disabled sprint events.
After becoming a Paralympic champion, Pistorius attempted to enter non-disabled international competition, over persistent objections of the IAAF and charges that his artificial limbs gave an unfair advantage. Pistorius eventually prevailed in this legal dispute. At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, Pistorius became the first amputee to win a non-disabled world track medal. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Pistorius became the first double-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics.