Oscar Pistorius in Jail: A Day in the Life of a Disgraced Champion

From mansions and supercars to a solitary cell measuring 2 meters by 3 meters in a dreaded prison, Oscar Pistorius' life has become a somber tale of tragic proportions. He now lives on porridge, coffee and slices of buttered bread.

Updated: November 12, 2014 22:14 IST
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Oscar Pistorius after being sentenced to five years in jail.


From an upscale Pretoria mansion to a single cell in the notorious Kgosi Mampuru prison facility, Oscar Pistorius' life has tragically crumbled since the morning of February 14, 2013. In 21 months since killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the high-flying athlete - once hailed for his inspirational determination on the track - finds himself serving a five-year term in jail.

Pistorius' tale is one of mammoth contrasts. From having both legs amputated when he was an 11-month baby, Pistorius worked his way up to become the toast of the world. While he won multiple gold medals in international Paralympic Games, Pistorius made headlines as the first amputee runner ever to compete in the Olympics - the 2012 London Games.

If his professional career was a fairytale, life off the track was glorious as well. He had three mansions in South Africa with a combined value of 8.3 million Rand (£474,000). Pistorius also had all the money to pursue his passions with -- he splurged on a McLaren as a Christmas gift to himself in 2012.

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