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Oscar Pistorius

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Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius ( pist-OR-ee-əs, Afrikaans: [pəˈstuəriœs]; born 22 November 1986) is a South African former professional sprinter and convicted murderer. Both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old as a result of a congenital defect; he was born missing the outside of both feet and both fibulae. Pistorius ran in both nondisabled sprint events and in sprint events for below-knee amputees. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Pistorius has received more than 12,984,255 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Oscar Pistorius is the 146th most popular athlete (up from 400th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from South Africa (up from 97th in 2019) and the most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Oscar Pistorius ranks 146 out of 3,059Before him are Heike Drechsler, Vsevolod Bobrov, Charilaos Vasilakos, Gaston Roelants, John Carlos, and Waldemar Cierpinski. After him are Yevgeny Grishin, John Ljunggren, Nils von Kantzow, Francisco Lázaro, Tilly Fleischer, and Harrison Dillard.

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Among people born in 1986, Oscar Pistorius ranks 32Before him are Kit Harington, Alexandra Daddario, Hugo Lloris, Keisuke Honda, Fernando Muslera, and Richard Madden. After him are Inna, Peng Shuai, Alba Flores, Fahriye Evcen, Romain Grosjean, and Park Min-young.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Oscar Pistorius ranks 51 out of 374Before him are Manfred Mann (1940), Rory Byrne (1944), Jamie Uys (1921), Dave Matthews (1967), Christiaan de Wet (1854), and Glynis Johns (1923). After him are Marlene Dumas (1953), Alice Krige (1954), C. R. Swart (1894), Esther Brand (1922), Cyril Cusack (1910), and Trevor Jones (1949).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Oscar Pistorius ranks 1After him are Esther Brand (1922), Reggie Walker (1889), Sid Atkinson (1901), Bevil Rudd (1894), Marjorie Clark (1909), Caster Semenya (1991), Christian Gitsham (1888), Lawrence Stevens (1913), Clarence Walker (1898), Lillian Board (1948), and Zola Budd (1966).

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