Finally, the truth is out to the world! Olympic gold medallist, Oscar Pistorius told a South African court that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp was killed by him as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake.
Finally, the truth is out to the world! Olympic gold medallist, Oscar Pistorius told a South African court that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp was killed by him as he tried to revive her after shooting her by mistake. Also known as the ‘Blade Runner’, the South African finally admitted to his crime which he committed on February 14 last year. The double amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, once remembered as a hero now faces life in prison if convicted of the murder of Steenkamp.
Will Oscar be revered as a hero still? The answer is simple – No. After a yearlong prosecution case in the court and which has brought the whole of South Africa to shame, Pistorius will have to bear the burden of such hideous crime. His tears in the court, which hardly mellowed the mood in the whole nation, will not bear a huge bearing on the case.
Even though Pistorius told the court that he desperately tried to revive the dead girlfriend, who was hit by three of four pistol rounds he fired through the door but scientific reports suggest that Reeva was mortally wounded by one shot to the head. Oscar then eventually managed to carry Steenkamp down stairs where neighbours tried to administer first aid before paramedics arrived. But Pistorius knew that Steenkamp had already died.
The Hero to the world has now been turned into a pantomime villain to many. Oscar Pistorius may never return to the track which once gave him the love and affection. The plaudits he received after winning the 2012 London Olympics Gold medal will only linger and soon might evaporate into thin air. Oscar Pistorius has failed the test! He has let down a lot of fans that once looked upto him as a ‘hero’.
So when the prosecutor asked him, “You are a model for sportsmen, disabled and abled bodied sportsmen, all over the world? Oscar retorted, “I think I was, My Lady. I made a mistake.”
Here’s a sign of a sportsman who was never a hero!