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The life of Oscar Pistorius: Triumphs and trials

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a fall from grace for the world-famous disabled Olympian once held as an inspirational figure.

The 29-year-old Pistorius was led away to prison after a judge announced his sentence, which some observers criticized as lenient. Prosecutors can appeal for a heavier sentence, meaning this might not be the end of a three-and-a-half-year legal drama that has fascinated the world.

A look back at major moments in Pistorius' tumultuous life of triumphs and trials:



Pistorius is born with a congenital defect and is missing the fibula bones in his...