Oscar Pistorius to resume training

The double amputee, known as the "Blade Runner" for his trademark artificial limbs, is accused of murdering model Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day at his upmarket home in the South African capital.

updated: June 28, 2013 13:58 IST
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Johannesburg: South African Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, is to resume limited training for his mental wellbeing, but does not plan a return to competition, his family has announced.

"Oscar has decided to resume a low-key track routine. He is not contemplating a formal return to athletics and this training is not with the aim of preparing for competition," a statement said.

"His family, and those close to him, have encouraged him to spend a few hours a week on the track to assist him in finding the necessary mental and emotional equilibrium to process his trauma and prepare for the trial."

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