Statement from Ampie Louw – Coach of Oscar Pistorius

Statement from Ampie Louw – Coach of Oscar Pistorius

“I am still in shock following the heart-breaking events that occurred last week and my thoughts and prayers are with both of the families involved. I had spent some time with Reeva recently after being introduced to her by Oscar, giving her training tips and advice and she would often be at the track with me whilst Oscar was training.

I found her to be delightful, very friendly and, like Oscar, committed to her training and I found the two of them to be very happy in each other’s company.

“I have been Oscar’s coach for nine years, since the very beginning, discovering his talent when he looked to seek ways to rehabilitate from his rugby knee injury.

In my 35 years of coaching, never have I worked with an athlete who has such an incredible work ethic and treats every training session very seriously and has the focus, the commitment and the talent that every coach dreams for.

“I pray that we can all, in time, come through this challenging situation following the accident and I am looking forward to the day I can get my boy back on the track.”


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Anneliese Burgess

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