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Fallen Hero: Pistorius Trial Shocks Paralympic Community

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa celebrates winning the Men's 400m T44 Final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London September 8, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS) - RTR37PAZ

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Last year, Oscar Pistorius became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics using carbon fiber prosthetics.

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For people with disabilities — Oscar Pistorius was a sports hero.

Trooper Johnson is a member of the US National Wheelchair basketball team and has competed in four Paralympic Games.

He speaks with anchor Aaron Schachter about what Pistorius meant to the Paralympic movement.