The bullet in the chamber: How Nike advert described Blade Runner Pistorius in 2011…
13:14 GMT, 14 February 2013
14:00 GMT, 14 February 2013
A Nike advertising campaign has emerged which describes Oscar Pistorius as ‘the bullet in the chamber’.
The advert is believed to date back to 2011 but has re-emerged on the morning the Paralympic gold medallist, one of the most famous athletes on the planet, has been charged with murder following the death of his model girlfriend.
The 26-year-old allegedly shot Reeva Steenkamp, 30, who died of gunshot wounds at his home.
Advert: The Nike poster with Pistorius and the slogan
Pre-Paralympics: The advert dates back to 2011
Neighbours called the police and arrived to find paramedics trying in vain to save her life.
Pistorius is due to appear in a Pretoria court tomorrow morning when police said they would oppose a bail application.
Another Nike advert shows a picture of the athlete and reads: ‘I was born without bones below the knee. I only stand 5ft 2. But this is the body I have been given.
'This is my weapon. How I conquer. How I wage my war. This is how I have broken the world record 49 times.
'How I become the fastest thing on no legs. This is my weapon. This is how I fight.’
Police spokeswoman Lieutenant
Colonel Katlego Mogale said police were called to Pistorius' house in the
Silver Lakes district at around 5am local time (3am GMT).
came from a neighbour.
A 9mm pistol was recovered and the woman’s body was removed from the scene.
Pistorius was arrested at the scene as investigations began.
Charged: The athlete will appear in court tomorrow morning charged with the murder of his girlfriend
Double amputee Pistorius made history last summer by competing in the Olympic Games for his country, becoming the first amputee sprinter to do so.
He competed in the 400m and 4x400m relay at the Olympics and won two gold medals in the Paralympics in London.
The Johannesburg-born athlete, who was born without fibulas in his legs and had the limbs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, had to win a legal battle over his blades with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2008 for the right to run in able-bodied competition.