Oscar Pistorius Returns To Training As He Awaits Trial Over Alleged Murder
Oscar Pistorius has resumed a ‘low-key’ training routine but is not planning a return to competitive athletics anytime soon.
The 26-year-old double amputee has not raced competitively since he was arrested and charged over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February.
Speculation over a possible return to action has been rife for some time as the South African awaits trial and in a statement posted on his website, it was confirmed he would commence a reduced track programme.
The Paralympic sprint champion is accused of murdering Ms Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model and law graduate, on February 14.
The athlete has said he shot Ms Steenkamp through a bathroom door thinking an intruder was inside his house.
He was granted bail on February 22 but returned to court for a pre-trial hearing on June 4, when prosecutors requested a postponement to allow for further investigation of the case.
The hearing has been postponed until August 19, with a trial expected later this year or in early 2014.