News of Oscar Pistorius arrest leaves many in disbelief

Oscar Pistorius-Reeva

Pistorius became an inspiration to many by overcoming his disability to compete at the highest level. Born without fibula bones due to a congenital defect, he had his legs ampuated at 11 months. But he still played sports, including rugby.

"It's incredible for anyone involved with Oscar, especially his family,'' Former Italian pole vaulter Andrea Giannini, who coached Pistorius from 2009-11, said. "I knew Oscar well. I'm hoping it was just a tragic accident. He's a marvelous person, a really sweet and calm guy. It seemed like this was a calm time for him. He seemed really happy and well-balanced.''

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