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Sat Oct 25 01:52:57 SAST 2014

Two sides of Oscar

Andrea Nagel | 15 February, 2013 02:25
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius
Image by: PHIL NOBLE / REUTERS

THE GOOD

November 2006: Pistorius is conferred the Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze by President Thabo Mbeki for outstanding achievement in sports.

May 2008: Pistorius makes the ''Time 100" - Time magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people.

November 2011: Pistorius becomes GQ South Africa's Best Dressed Man of the Year.

February 2012: Pistorius is awarded the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability for 2012.

August 2012: Pistorius makes history when he competes in the semifinals of the 400m sprint at the London Olympics, becoming the first double amputee to compete in the games.

September 2012: Pistorius is shortlisted by the International Paralympic Committee for the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award as a competitor ''who is fair, honest and is uncompromising in his or her values and prioritises the promotion of the Paralympic Movement above personal recognition".

THE BAD

February 2009: Pistorius was investigated for reckless and negligent driving after he crashed his boat into a pier on the Vaal. The case was not pursued.

September 2009: Pistorius spent a night in custody after allegedly assaulting Casseby Taylor-Memory, 19, at a house party. The assault charge was dropped due to lack of evidence.

November 2011: In a letter to News24, Shirley Martin alleged Pistorius called her friend and her "f***ing lesbians" at a Kings of Leon concert.

September 2012: Pistorius reacted furiously to coming second in the T44 200m final at the London Paralympics last year.

November 2012: Pistorius reportedly threatened to break Marc Batchelor's legs after he came to the defence of his friend, TV producer Quinton van der Burgh. Pistorius allegedly believed a woman had cheated on him with Van der Burg.

November 2012: Ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told City Press that Pistorius "is certainly not what people think he is".

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