According to the NY Post, Pistorius has been dating Russian supermodel Anastassia Khozissova for over a month now. The Post also pointed out that Khozissova is well-known in the modeling world, as she ranks third on the website Modelinia.com ahead of famous Victoria Secret models Doutzen Kroes and Candice Swanepoel.
A court cleared Pistorius to compete against able-bodied runners four years ago, and it is not yet known if Khozissova will be in London to cheer him on as he goes for gold in the 400-meter race and the 4×400 relay. There’s also no word yet on whether or not Pistorius has called Alex Ovechkin to discuss who has dated the hotter Russian supermodel.
Below is a video of former gold medalist Michael Johnson, an outspoken Pistorius critic, breaking down the US's chances in London:There is a great deal of hype surrounding South African runner Oscar Pistorious, and that will only get heightened as word leaks he is dating super model Anastassia Khozissova. Sources tell us Pistorius — the double-amputee who’s qualified to run the 400 meters at the London Games — and Khozissova, the beautiful top model who’s graced the catwalks for Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs, have been “dating for just over a month.”
It's a small miracle news is barely getting out about this now. In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, Twitter and rampant paparazzi, you would think that one of the biggest names heading into the Summer Olympics would have suffered less privacy. She is currently No. 3 on Modelina's leaderboard. The ranking is pure popularity as you rise and fall depending on how readers vote and comment on each model.
It seems we have a winner for most popular couple headed into the games.
As for Pistorious, it remains to be seen how he will be received after the game. I for one trumpet how wonderful it is to see the double amputee make his way into the Summer Olympics. There are some, however, who feel a victory from Pistorious would send shock waves of controversy through London.
Former Olympic track star Michael Johnson believes Pistorious should not be running in the Olympics, and his inclusion may cause ripples for runners down the line that may dominate "able-bodied" athletes.
What's abundantly clear is that Pistorious will no doubt hog the spotlight for his tremendous story and now his most photogenic girlfriend.
Blade Runner is set to dominate the summer.