London, July 11 : The sister of Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a six-year sentence for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, has said she is` grateful` to the South African judge for giving a lesser sentence to his brother.
While delivering her decision in a story that has attracted intense worldwide attention, Judge Thokozile Masipa said she had considered both aggravating and mitigating factors, such as rehabilitation and murder, and concluded that the latter outweighed the former.
Johannesburg, July 8 : Disgraced South African Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been serving his six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend in the same single cell in the hospital section of Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison.
The 29-year-old previously spent a year in the same cell and has been given the same facility due to his disability, said Manelisi Wolela, spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services.
The official further said the double-amputee athlete would be in a vulnerable position if he was placed in communal normal cells, News24 reported.
Johannesburg, July 6 : Former South African Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in jail for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Wednesday.
Pistorius, famously known as the Blade Runner, was released on parole in October 2015 and has been placed under house arrest since then at his uncle's house after serving almost a year in prison of his five-year sentence
Johannesburg, July 6 : A South African high court on Wednesday will pronounce its order on the quantum of sentence for convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who killed his model girlfriend Steenkamp in 2013.
According to Sport24, a lawyer not involved in the case said that Judge Thokozile Masipa could deviate from giving the minimum of 15 years for murder considering factors such as Pistorius' disability and the year he has already spent in prison.
New Delhi, June 13 : The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has expressed complete solidarity for World Championships bronze medalist Anju Bobby George, who is the country's highest achiever in track and field sports till date.
Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC) president Anju had recently accused state's Sports Minister EP Jayarajan of insulting her and charging her with false claims of financial irregularities.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, however, came to the rescue of his Cabinet colleague last week and said Jayarajan neither misbehaved nor abused the former athlete.
New Delhi, May 29 - Indian discus thrower Seema Antil Punia has qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympics after winning gold at the Young Thrower's Classic in California on Sunday.
The 32-year-old registered a throw of 62.62 metres to surpass the Olympic qualification mark of 61 metres.
The attempt was also enough to outclass 2008 women's Olympic champion Stephanie Brown Trafton, who bagged silver with a throw of 60.50 metres in the event.
Doha: Long jumper Mayookha Johny fetched India a gold medal while sprinter Dutee Chand settled for a bronze after shattering national record in 60m dash in the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships here.
Mayookha controlled the long jump competition from the very outset and finished on top of the podium with a leap of 6.35m, an effort that propelled her to India's first Asian indoor title in the event.
Bui Thi Thu Thao of Vietnam took the silver with a 6.30m jump while Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan finished third with an effort of
Wellington, Dec. 03 - Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals overturned his previous conviction for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Earlier in October, the double-amputee athlete was released on parole and placed under house arrest after serving less than a year in prison. However, Pistorius will now be handed a new sentence.
London, Nov. 12 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country must do everything to get rid of doping, ordering an internal inquiry into mounting allegations of rampant doping scandal in athletics in the country.
Putin urged the sport officials to cooperate with anti-doping and international athletics authorities, Sport24 reported.
The 63-year-old also asserted that those who break the rules are individually responsible for it and the athletes who have never touched doping should not suffer.
London, Nov. 12 - British sprinter Mo Farah will miss next year's World Indoor Championships in order to focus on defending his Olympic title at Rio in Brazil.
The double Olympic champion revealed that the 3000m race in February in Glasgow is likely to be his only indoor race of 2016, the Guardian reported.
Farah, who hasn't competed in Glasgow since 2012, said that he felt glad to be back again, hoping that the race will also help him to set up for a successful outdoor season.
The 32-year-old will be aiming to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles in 2016 Rio Olympics.(ANI)
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