Family: Oscar Pistorius is not training competitively

Oscar Pistorius' family have issued a statement denying that he is training competitively in response to media reports.

"Oscar is not back on any official training programme. This may change in future, but this will be a decision taken by Oscar, and Oscar alone".

"At this point Oscar is still in an extremely traumatised state and has made it clear to all of us that he is not able or willing to even contemplate this issue at this stage".

Oscar Pistorius is charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Credit: Reuters

His father Arnold said that the family had encouraged the athlete to get back on the track to help "stabilise him emotionally".

However, he added: "Oscar has been out running on a number of isolated occasions in the days following the relaxation of his bail conditions, but each time it has been very difficult and he has “struggled immensely” with the decision to even leave the house".