Who dated Oscar Pistorius?
Reeva Steenkamp dated Oscar Pistorius from on November 1, 2012 to on February 14, 2013
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (; Afrikaans: [pisˈtɔrjus]; born 22 November 1986) is a South African former professional sprinter. In 2015 he was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Both of Pistorius' feet had been amputated when he was 11 months old due to a congenital defect. When he was born he was missing the outside of both feet along with both fibula bones in his legs. Pistorius ran in both non-disabled sprint events and in sprint events for below-knee amputees. He was the tenth athlete to compete at both the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games.
After becoming a Paralympic champion, Pistorius attempted to enter non-disabled international competitions, over persistent objections by the International Association of Athletics Federations (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 Olympic Games.
On 14 February 2013, Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria home. He claimed he had mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder hiding in the bathroom, but he was arrested and charged with murder. At his trial the following year, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of culpable homicide. He received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide and a concurrent three-year suspended prison sentence for a separate reckless endangerment conviction.
He was temporarily released on house arrest in 2015 while the case was presented to a panel at the Supreme Court of Appeal, which overturned the culpable homicide verdict and convicted him of murder. In July 2015, Judge Thokozile Masipa extended Pistorius' sentence to six years. On appeal by the state for a longer prison sentence, the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled Pistorius' prison term to 13 years and five months.Read more...
Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp (, Afrikaans: [ˈstɪəŋkamp]; 19 August 1983 – 14 February 2013) was a South African model. She modeled for FHM magazine and was the first face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa. Steenkamp once worked as the live roaming presenter for FashionTV in South Africa and starred in television advertisements for Toyota Land Cruiser, Clover "The One", Redds and Aldor Pin Pop. She was a celebrity contestant on the BBC Lifestyle show Baking Made Easy in 2012 and on Tropika Island of Treasure season 5 which aired on SABC 3 in February 2013.
On Valentine's Day 2013, Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius, with whom she was in a relationship, at his home. Pistorius stated that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder hiding in his bathroom. Pistorius was later found guilty of culpable homicide at his trial. On 3 December 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa overturned the conviction for culpable homicide and instead convicted Pistorius of murder.Read more...