2004: Gets first pair of carbon-fiber prosthetic legs, dominates Athens Paralympics
2007: Competes against able-bodied athletes for the first time; allegations of unfair advantages begin
2008: Deemed ineligible for Beijing Olympics. The decision is later reversed, but Pistorius fails to qualify for the South African team.
2009: Spends five days in intensive care following a boating accident in Johannesburg
2011: Qualifies for the world championships but is eliminated in the men’s 400-meter semifinal
PREDICTION: Makes the London 2012 team, doesn’t medal. Goes down in Olympic history as the man who opened the gates to adaptive athletes.