Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter is a 'paradox,' physician says

July 3, 2014 10:02 AM

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Oscar Pistorius trial: Sprinter is a 'paradox,' physician says

PRETORIA, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius is a "paradox" whose past triumphs as a sprinter crossing the finish line with raised arms contrasted sharply with the daily, severe limitations that he endured because of his disability, a physician testified Thursday at the runner's murder trial.

Wayne Derman, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University of Cape Town, said in court that the contrast likely contributed to stress and anxiety for Pistorius, who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door in his home. He testified for the defense, which w...

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