Oscar Pistorious Biography

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Oscar Pistorious Biography

Blade Runner-My StoryBy: Oscar Pistorius

This biography is about a paralympian named Oscar Pistorius. He was born on November 22, 1986 in Johannesburg with his fibula missing in both legs. Growing up he thought of himself as a normal child. Oscar loved sports but in order to particpate he first needed a pair of prostheses. Once he got his prosthetic legs, he became more involved in track & field. He especially liked running the 100 meter, 200 Meter, and 400 meter dashes. He beame pretty good at these races and eventually participated as a paralympian in the paralympic and olympic games. On his way to the top of his full potential, he encountered a problem with his prostheses. He was prosecuted for them because they were seen as an unfair advantage towards the other sprinters. So Oscar had to go through a variety of test for them to prove that they were in fact illegally giving him an advantage. After all the tests were done, it was confirmed that his prostheses gave him no advantage whatsoever. He was now able to participate in his running events again. He was fortunate to run in the paralympic games with other runners with disablilities and olympic games with the able-body athletes. From that point on Oscar began to further excel in his spriniting. He set a vareity of personal records and world or meet records on his way to becoming one of the best sprinters in the world.

Summary

Achievements

Medals WonParalympic Games: -Bronze Medal (100m) at 2004 Athens -Gold Medal (200m) at 2004 Athens -Gold Medal (100m) at 2008 Beijing -Gold Medal (200m) at 2008 Beijing -Gold Medal (400m) at 2008 Beijing -Silver Medal (200m) at 2012 London -Gold Medal (400m) at 2012 London -Gold Medal (4x100m relay) at 2012 LondonWorld Championships: -Silver Medal (4x400m relay) at DaeguAfrican Championships: -Silver Medal (400m) at Porto-Novo -Silver Medal (4x400m relay) at Porto-NovoPersonal Bests-100m: 10.91 s (2007, WR)-200m: 21.30 s (2012, WR)-400m: 45.07 s

Family

Mom: SheilaDad: HenkBrother: CarlSister: Aimee

This biography took place in Johannesburg, Rome, Beijing, London, Athens, England.

Courage: the ability to do something that frightens one.-Oscar showed courage throughout his entire life being different from others.Perserverance: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.-Oscar worked hard his entire athletic career to be able to achieve all that he had ever dreamed of. He never quit even in the most difficult times he had to face.Confidence: a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.-Oscar was very confident in himself and was proud of the man he was and the abilities that he achieved and thrived with throughout his life.

Character Traits

Setting

Enjoy this video of Oscar PIstorius in a 400m event


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