Oscar Pistorius back on track?!

Oscar Pistorius was photographed on the athletics track at Pretoria University by a group of high school hockey players.

Oscar Pistorius has been photographed back on the athletics track – by a group of school hockey players visiting a university campus.

Charmaine Koekemoer, director of sport at Voortrekker high school, said there was excitement in the school bus on 24 March when the pupils spotted Pistorius at Pretoria University.

"None of us are in any doubt. We saw Oscar training," Koekemoer told South Africa's Witness newspaper. "As we drove past on our way out on Sunday at 10.15, one of the kids screamed: 'There's Oscar!' As true as Bob, there he was."

The pupils took pictures with their mobile phones and quickly distributed them on a mobile messaging app.

On Thursday the Paralympian's agent, Peet van Zyl, confirmed that the photos were genuine, but told South African media it was not an "official training session", adding: "He said he just wanted to get a feeling of putting his legs on again and having a bit of a jog."

Pistorius, who is facing a murder trial later this year following the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, told Van Zyl and his longtime coach Ampie Louw at a meeting on Tuesday that he was "definitely keen to get back on track to resume training", the agent said.