Carl Pistorius is the elder brother of Oscar, the South African former professional sprinter and convicted murderer.
Carl Pistorius: Bio Summary
|Full name||Carl Pistorius|
|Date of birth||Unknown|
|Place of birth||Unknown|
|Famous as||The brother of Oscar Pistorius|
|Parent||Henke Pistorius, Sheila Pistorius|
|Siblings||Aimée Pistorius, Oscar Pistorius|
|Cousins||Eunice van Wyk, Maria Pistorius|
Carl Pistorius was born to Henke Pistorius and Sheila Pistorius in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the elder brother of the professional sprinter Oscar Pistorius. He was raised in a Christian home with his younger siblings Oscar Pistorius and Aimee Pistorius. His birthdate is unknown since she keeps her personal information away from the media. Carl Pistorius was seriously injured in a car accident in 2014, according to sources. According to local media, he was rushed to intensive care after a head-on collision near Pretoria, South Africa.
Oscar Pistorius career
Oscar Pistorius was born on November 22, 1986, to Henke and Sheila Pistorius in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a convicted murderer and former professional sprinter from South Africa.
He was raised in a Christian family with an older brother, Carl, and a younger sister, Aimée. Due to a congenital abnormality, both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old; he was born without the outside of both feet and both fibulae.
Pistorius competed in both non-disabled sprint events and below-knee amputee sprint events. He was the tenth athlete to compete in both the Paralympics and the Olympic games.
Pistorius attributes his success to his mother, who died at the age of 43 when he was 15 years old. Pistorius hails from an Afrikaner family with Italian ancestors through his maternal great-grandfather, an Italian emigrant to Kenya. His native tongue is Afrikaans, and he also speaks English fluently.
He attended Constantia Kloof Primary School and Pretoria Boys High School, where he was a member of the school’s third XV rugby union squad. Between the ages of 11 and 13, he competed in water polo and tennis at the provincial level. Pistorius also competed in club Olympic wrestling.
Pistorius attempted to compete in nondisabled international championships after becoming a Paralympic champion, but the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) objected, arguing that his artificial limbs gave an unfair advantage.
Pistorius became the first amputee to win a non-disabled world track medal at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. Pistorius was the first double-leg amputee to compete in the Summer Olympics in 2012.
Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, paralegal and model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home on February 14, 2013. He claimed he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder who was hiding in the bathroom.
He was taken into custody and charged with murder. Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but guilty of culpable homicide at his trial the following year. He was sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide and a concurrent three-year suspended sentence for reckless endangerment.
Pistorius was temporarily released on house arrest in 2015 while his case was heard by a panel at South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, which reversed the culpable homicide decision and convicted him of murder.
Pistorius’ sentence was increased to six years in July 2016 by Judge Thokozile Masipa. The Supreme Court of Appeal raised the prison term to a total of 15 years after the state appealed for a lengthier prison sentence. In 2023, Pistorius was denied parole.
Meet Carl Pistorius’s parents: Sheila Pistorius and Henke Pistorius
His mother, Sheila Pistorius was born on May 8, 1958, in Kenya and she passed away on March 6, 2002.
His father, Henke Pistorius was born on March 15, 1953, in South Africa.
Sheila Pistorius and Henke Pistorius married but got divorced in 1992 when Oscar was six. They had three children together.
What happened to Oscar’s mom?
Sheila Pistorius died in 2006 from a cerebral haemorrhage after being misdiagnosed with hepatitis.
Sheila Pistorius died on March 6, 2002, from an unfavorable reaction to medication after being misdiagnosed with hepatitis at the age of 42.
Carl Pistorius is not the only child of his parent, he has two younger siblings: Oscar Pistorius and Aimée Pistorius.
Carl Pistorius’s estimated net worth is unknown. However, his brother Oscar Pistorius has a net worth of $150 thousand.