Ntando Mahlangu only started walking four years ago when he got his prosthetics – but this incredible young man has already achieved the A-qualifying standards in the 100m and 200m events for the Paralympic Games in Rio this year! In addition to this achievement - he set a new 400m T42 World Record (53.19s) and won the “Athlete with International Potential Award” in 2015.
Born with a condition known as hemimelia, Ntando spent a most of his childhood in a wheelchair. In 2012, the decision was made to amputate both his legs through the knee and he was fitted with his first set of blades on 27 September 2012 at an event organized by Avis South Africa with “Jumping Kids” - a registered not-profit that provides prosthetic solutions to disadvantaged children. The rest, as they say, is history, or in this case … history in the making.
Ntando – Global South Africans are supporting you!