Athletics

Pistorius eligibility for future competition to be discussed by SASCOC

By Duncan Mackay

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide by a court in Pretoria after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius' participation in future international competition will be discussed by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) at a meeting on Thursday (September 18).

Pistorius will be free to return to the track, says International Paralympic Committee

By Mike Rowbottom

Oscar Pistorius, pictured in the 400m heats at the London 2012 Olympics, will be free to return to the track once he has satisfied the South African legal system, the IPC says ©Getty ImagesSix-times Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, found guilty of culpable homicide by a Pretoria court, is free to return to top -evel competition as soon as he has served whatever punishment he receives, the International Paralympic Committee says.

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide but released on bail until sentencing next month

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in a South African court ©Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in a South African court after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but has been granted bail until he is sentenced on October 13.

Pistorius cleared of murder but threat of long prison sentence still hangs over him

By Gary Anderson

Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp ©AFP/Getty ImagesOscar Pistorius has been cleared of all murder charges by a South African judge but could still face a charge of culpable homicide after shooting dead his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Browne targets breaking 21-second barrier in 200m T44 after setting another world record

By Zjan Shirinian

Richard Browne has his eyes fixed on breaking the 21 second barrier in the 200m T44 ©Getty ImagesAfter shaving three tenths off his own 200 metres T44 world record yesterday, American Richard Browne has set his sights on the ambitious aim of breaking the elusive 21-second barrier.

World record for long jumper Low at IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final

By Gary Anderson

German Vannessa Low broke her own world record on way to victory at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's Vanessa Low brought the season to a close by breaking her own world record in the women's T42 long jump at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics Grand Prix Final in Birmingham.

Russian world record brings IPC Athletics European Championships to a close in Swansea

By Gary Anderson

Margarita Goncharova put in a superb last 100m to help Russia claim a European title and world record in Swansea ©Getty ImagesA superb final leg from Margarita Goncharova saw Russia break the women's T35-T38 4x100 metres world record in the very last event of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

Le Fur blitzes 400m world record but falls short of double at IPC Athletics European Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Marie-Amelie Le Fur blitzed her own 400m T44 world record to thrill the crowd in Swansea ©Getty ImagesFrance's Marie-Amelie Le Fur took a second off her own 400 metres T44 world record as she lit up the track in Swansea at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships, but she had to settle for silver in the long jump.

World and Paralympic champion Smyth completes double at IPC Athletics European Championships

By Emily Goddard

Jason Smyth has completed the sprint double at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships ©Getty ImagesWorld and Paralympic champion Jason Smyth today secured gold in the men's 200 metres T12 to complete the sprint double at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships.
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