Only in the final event, the 400, did Pistorius finally collect an individual gold.
While his carefully honed public image — as the poster boy for Paralympic sport — was a little tarnished by his outbursts, Pistorius has spent the time since then, on Twitter in particular, displaying the softer side that enthralled sports fans and the general public alike.
"Don't sweat the small things and chase your aspirations," he tweeted on Jan. 29, while posting an image of a quote from Walt Disney: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
At the start of December he retweeted a series of motivational messages.
"Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those cards you hold well."
And from Oscar Wilde: "A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally."
Displaying his religious side, Pistorius peppered his timeline with references to his faith, including: "God is good all the time, all the time God is good!"
As he prepared to see in 2013, Pistorius wrote: "Had a blessed day today. Grateful for the type of people I have in my life."
But his Twitter timeline more regularly featured self-portraits sunning himself or posing among the great and the good at conferences or glitzy events.
In his last personal tweet on Feb. 11, Pistorius was looking forward to the launch of his foundation in July to help 10 disabled children.
It was a reminder of how Pistorius had overcome difficulties since having both legs amputated below the knee in the first year of his life.