- (Photo: Twitter/Oscar Pistorius)
The Olympic athlete known as "Blade Runner" may have just secured a new fan as rumors of his new girlfriend abound.
Oscar Pistorius isn't willing to settle for less. He has fought for his right to compete at this year's 2012 London Olympic Games with the intent to go for the gold. But this athlete doesn't like to settle for less off the track either based on new reports, which state that the Olympian has just begun dating a supermodel.
Familiar with a whole other type of track, Pistrourius' new girlfriend has walked the line for the likes of Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs. Pistorius girlfriend is none other than Russian supermodel Anastassia Khozissova.
Pistrourius' name has garnered attention leading up to the Olympic Games because some feel that he has an unfair advantage. As a baby, he had both legs amputated below the knee. He now uses carbon fiber blades which allow him to run, but not without some hindrance.
The devices, which have earned him the nickname "Blade Runner," also leave the stumps of Pistorius' legs blistered and raw. In 2008 the runner was forced to undergo extensive testing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in order to decide whether or not the athlete would even be allowed to compete at the Olympics. Even after he was cleared though, that didn't mean an instant spot on the team.
Pistorius did earn himself a spot on the South African Olympic team, which gave him a few reasons to smile.
"I think I woke up the next morning with cramps in my cheeks. I was smiling in my sleep," Pistorius said in an interview with The Associated Press at his training base in northeastern Italy. "You also realize very quickly ... it's the London Olympics and I need to perform. Very stressful."
That's not the only reason that Pistorius has to smile though. The athlete is also reportedly dating Khozissova, whom he was reportedly spotted holding hands with in New York according to The New York Post.