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ABOUT OSCAR PISTORIUS

  Fact file: Born: 22 November 1986 Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa Amputation Level: Bi-lateral, below the knee Main Events: 100m, 200m, 400m Competitive Class: T43/T44 T43: Double below knee amputees and other athletes with impairments that are equivalent to a double below knee amputation T44: Single below knee amputees and other athletes with impairments …

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PRETORIA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

Boys High is one of the great South African Schools, not because of its grounds or buildings, but rather because of the calibre of person it produces. Great men have walked the corridors of this School before you, among others, a Nobel Prize winner, Dr Max Theiler, who produced a vaccine against yellow fever. Eighteen Rhodes Scholars, two university principals, at least eight supreme court judges, an archbishop, a bishop, thirty-two high-school headmasters, five Springbok cricketers, two Springbok rugby players and many other great men have attended this School.

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Oscar Pistorius Timeline

  2003   21 June Shatters his knee playing rugby for Pretoria Boys High School and is ruled out of sport for three months. November Begins injury rehabilitation at the Sports Science Institute at the University of Pretoria under the guidance of athletics coach Ampie Louw. 2004   01 January Takes part in his first sprint session with Louw on …

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