Paralympics

  • Prosecutor to Oscar Pistorius: Did Reeva scream when you shot her? 11-04-2014 07:30 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax on Friday when a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why his girlfriend failed to scream when she was shot four times through a toilet door. In an electric exchange in the Pretoria High Court, Gerrie Nel, one of...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down while recalling shooting 09-04-2014 08:01 AM

    Pretoria: A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he...
  • Relations with girlfriend Reeva sometimes troubled: Oscar Pistorius 08-04-2014 04:44 PM

    Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles in their relationship but that they sorted them out, were in love and were planning a life together. Pistorius said he was "besotted" with the 29-year-old model when they started dating and...
  • Emotional Oscar Pistorius takes stand in own defence at murder trial 07-04-2014 04:45 PM

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence at his murder trial on Monday, saying the shooting of his girlfriend had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. He also apologised to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness 29-03-2014 04:41 PM

    Pretoria: The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations on Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: "I'm scared of you sometimes" read one of Reeva Steenkamp's text message 24-03-2014 08:20 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday. "I can't be attacked by outsiders...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial enters fourth week 24-03-2014 04:27 PM

    Pretoria: A neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testified at his murder trial on Monday that she heard gunshots as well as screams from both a man and a woman on the night that the double-amputee runner fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The testimony by Anette Stipp matched some of the testimony...
  • Pistorius trial to extend to May: Judicial office 23-03-2014 04:54 PM

    Judicial authorities in South Africa say the Oscar Pistorius murder will be in recess for a week in the first half of April, and then resume until mid-May. High court authorities in Gauteng province said in a statement on Sunday that the trial will be halted for the week beginning...
  • Pistorius' girlfriend was first shot in hip - ballistics expert 19-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was first shot in the hip, not the head, a South African police ballistics expert told his murder trial on Wednesday, supporting the testimony of earlier witnesses who said they heard screams during a volley of shots. The Olympic and Paralympic track star's defence has argued...
  • Pistorius trial: Bullet trajectory examined 19-03-2014 12:21 PM

    Pretoria: Standing with his arms straight out in front of him and gripping an imaginary pistol in court, a South African police ballistics expert showed on Tuesday how he estimated the trajectory of the four bullets Oscar Pistorius fired through a toilet door while standing on his stumps to kill...
  • Oscar Pistorius photographed in bloodied prosthetics 14-03-2014 05:00 PM

    Pretoria: Police photographs of Oscar Pistorius standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, were shown to the court at his murder trial Friday. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. In one, the...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyer scrutinises police investigation 13-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend he fatally shot. The...
  • Pistorius trial: cricket bat, toilet door shown 12-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Pretoria: A South African forensic analyst has said at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that a cricket bat was used to strike the toilet door at the athlete's home, in testimony focusing on the events of the night when Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend. Police Col. J. G. Vermeulen on...
  • Oscar Pistorius argued with cop who touched his gun, friend says 11-03-2014 09:47 PM

    Pretoria: South African track star Oscar Pistorius had a row with a policeman who picked up his gun after pulling over his friend for speeding, saying "You can't just touch another man's gun," the friend told his murder trial on Tuesday. Pistorius, a double amputee, is accused of murdering girlfriend...
  • Oscar Pistorius weeps as court hears Reeva Steenkamp autopsy detailsOscar Pistorius weeps as court hears Reeva Steenkamp autopsy details 10-03-2014 06:07 PM

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius broke down on Monday when a South African court heard details from the autopsy of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the track star is accused of murdering on Valentine's Day last year. The testimony of pathologist Gert Saayman was interrupted twice by Pistorius' sobbing and retching but...
  • Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend: Witness 06-03-2014 06:27 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius shook slightly, his hands covering his ears as a neighbor described in court Thursday how the famous athlete knelt next to his dead or dying girlfriend, praying as he tried to help Reeva Steenkamp breathe. The testimony in high court in Pistorius' murder trial was riveting and...
  • Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial 03-03-2014 01:20 PM

    Pretoria, South Africa: The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing "blood-curdling" screams from a woman before she heard four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend. Michell Burger, who lives about 180 meters (196 yards) from Pistorius' house, said the screams...
  • Veer: Paralympian Naresh Sharma overcomes disabilities to become a shooting champion 28-02-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: With 60 medals, paralympian Naresh Kumar Sharma and his mother have proved that disabilities don't hold back a person if he/she has the will to fulfil their dreams. According to some estimates India has almost 70 million people living with some form of disability. But hardly 1% of...
  • Veer: Paralympian Jagseer overcomes challenges, does family proud 21-02-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: With 28 medals, an Arjuna award and becoming an Indian paralympian, Jagseer Singh has done his family and his country proud. He has worked hard to overcome serious challenges including having his hand amputated at the age of nine. At the age of 9 on just another day,...
  • Veer: Rajinder Rahelu fought polio to win bronze at Athens Paralympics 14-02-2014 10:50 AM

    When life is harsh, it is people like Rajinder Singh Rahelu who show us the real strength of human spirit. The 40-year-old Arjuna awardee from Jalandhar made the country proud at 2004 Athens Paralympics. He had contracted polio when he was only eight months old. The poor status of the...
  • Rahul Dravid to mentor junior Olympic, Paralympic athletes 27-01-2014 02:45 PM

    Bangalore: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Monday announced his association with GoSports Foundation with an aim to contribute towards the development and mentorship of Indian junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dravid will join the Board of Advisors of sports non-profit organisation and will also institute the 'Rahul Dravid...
  • Oslo votes to bid for 2022 Winter Games 10-09-2013 12:31 PM

    Oslo: Oslo residents have voted in favour of bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Norwegian capital hoping to bring the event back to the Nordic nation of five million for a third time. With nearly all the votes counted by Monday night, 55 per cent of Oslo...
  • Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of grit, determination 27-08-2013 09:55 AM

    Jaipur: Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called...
  • Oscar Pistorius weeps in court as murder trial set for March 2014 19-08-2013 09:36 PM

    Pretoria: South African Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prayed and wiped away tears at a court hearing on Monday which set a March 3, 2014 start date for his trial. The trial was moved to a high court and is...
  • Pistorius to face new weapons charges in South African court-media 17-08-2013 09:37 AM

    Johannesburg: Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will face new charges of recklessly discharging a weapon in public when he appears in a South African court next week accused of murdering his girlfriend, local media reported on Friday. Neither prosecutors nor lawyers for Pistorius would comment on the reports carried by...
  • Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes 7th in World Championships 16-08-2013 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada. Sharath, sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked a time of 1:18.81 minutes at the event. "Though this was not my best performance, I am happy...
  • Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad finishes 10th in Montreal 14-08-2013 05:19 PM

    Bangalore: Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad began his campaign at the Paralympic World Swimming Championships in Montreal finishing 10th in the 200m Individual Medley. According to information received here, Sharath clocked 2:42.92 minutes Tuesday and was way behind his personal best that came last year. His personal best of 2:38.17 mins...
  • Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI as promised 31-07-2013 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class-1 Executive Officer" job with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after his achievement at the Paralympic Games in the UK last year. "Before the Olympics,...
  • Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia gives India historic gold 22-07-2013 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia scripted history for India as he gave the country its maiden gold medal in the World Paralympic Championships in the javelin throw (F-47 category) in Lyon, France. According to information received here, the 32-year-old Devendra, whose left arm was amputated after an accident, won the...
  • Oscar Pistorius' murder trial postponed until August 04-06-2013 12:55 PM

    Pretoria: A South African judge on Tuesday postponed until August 19 the murder trial of global athletics star Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Pistorius, 26, had to make his way through a scrum of photographers and reporters as he made his...