With Oscar Pistorius in jail for murder, South Africa has pretty much disowned the former paralympian star, but we have a new hero to worship and he’s only 14 years old. Ntando Mahlangu is a teenager, a double amputee and now proudly a Paralympic silver medallist after finishing second in the mens 200m.
Watch how awesome this kid is.
Here’s the race in which he also ran a personal best time.
Mahlangu has come a longay in a very short time and will without a doubt be a future global star.
“Four years ago, Mahlangu was a ten-year-old who had been confined to a wheelchair pretty much since he was born. He suffered from hemimelia, a condition which meant that his legs didn’t fully develop below the knees. With the help of Jumping Kids, a non-profit organisation which helps fit youngsters with prostheses, Mahlangu was given shiny new cheetah blades.” [Daily Maverick]
Go read the rest of his meteoric rise. It’s awesome. \
Proudly South African.