A ladies’ man who cures his insomnia with nights on the gun range: Blade Runner’s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012 He visits South African gun range with his 9mm pistol when he can't sleepPistorius got his biblical shoulder tattoo on a whim at 2am After Paralympics he threatened to break legs of man linked to ex-girlfriendHe was linked to various women while dating ex-girlfriend Samantha TaylorAfter break-up she said: 'Oscar is certainly not what people think he is'In 2008 he broke ribs and had 172 stitches in face after crashing power boat Pistorius now charged with murder of FHM model Reeva Steenkamp ” class=”blkBorder” /> Oscar Pistorius after winning his gold medal at the Paralympic games in 2012. He is the world's most famous Paralympian and first to compete in able-bodied Olympics It's a dog's life: Pistorius at his house in Pretoria with his dogs Enzo (right) and Silo (left) Oscar Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old Pistorius was born 26 years ago into a prominent family in Pretoria without fibulas, the outer of the bones that run between the knee and the ankle. His parents, Sheila and Henke, grappled with information, complied with doctors’ advice, and at 11 months his legs were amputated below the knee.
Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach. Now she is walking her new ambition is to learn how to drive A teenager who was told to get on with life in a wheelchair life because she would never walk again is now walking after a pioneering operation. Charlotte Volante, from Jersey, had been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 11 after being born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain).