According to a story courtesy of the Daily Mail, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, could be permitted to leave the country and compete in the World Championship in August if he chooses to do so.
Pistorius was charged with the planned murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, last month at his home, but claims that he did so because he thought she was an intruder. The “Blade Runner” was released on bail under the conditions that he surrender his passport and report to the police twice a week.
After his lawyers were successful in the minimizing of his bail restrictions today, Pistorius it seems, is now set to compete in the summer.
Meanwhile, Pistorius’ agent, Peet van Zyl, said soon after the ruling that his client could even run at the world championships in Moscow in August and the IAAF later confirmed he would be allowed to compete.
‘Based on this (judge’s decision), and if he is up for it and qualifies, the world championships will definitely be on the radar,’ Van Zyl said.
‘He’s going to be the one that determines running and training. It’s his call. He’s the one under all the pressure for the court case and grieving for Reeva.’
The judge also ruled in favor of Pistorius on three other conditions. He no longer has to be regularly supervised by a probation official and a ban against him drinking alcohol was lifted.