South African sprint runner and double amputee who competed in the Olympics and is widely known as the blade runner. In 2014, he was convicted of negligent killing in the death of his girlfriend.
He was the first double amputee to compete in 400 meters relay at the 2012 Olympics.
He participated in the Olympics in London, which were the final Olympic games for Michael Phelps.
He attended the University of Pretoria.
He has two siblings. His girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was tragically murdered at his house in February of 2013.