South Africa, Pretoria, 4 April 2013
OSCAR NOT TRAINING COMPETITIVELY
In response to the various media reports this morning that Oscar Pistorius is back in training, the Pistorius family wish to state the following:
Oscar is not back on any official training programme. This may change in future, but this will be a decision taken by Oscar, and Oscar alone. At this point Oscar is still in an extremely traumatized state and has made it clear to all of us that he is not able or willing to even contemplate this issue at this stage. Against this backdrop, we can confirm that we did have a meeting with Oscar yesterday where various family members and his trainer were present. We all encouraged him to get back onto the track to help stabilize him emotionally. Oscar has been out running on a number of isolated occasions in the days following the relaxation of his bail conditions, but each time has been very difficult and he has “struggled immensely” with the decision to even leave the house. As a family however we encourage him to start exercising as we believe it is a vital step in helping him deal with the trauma.
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