Fred Furstenberg

“I am aiming for 32 meters in the F42 javelin event, and 10 meters in the Shot Put event at SA’s 2010. My goal is to keep working and to keep improving.”

Sport: Atheletics & Golf
Nationality: South African
Gender: Male
Born: 6th May 1981
Amputation: Below-the-Knee
Class: F44
Main Events: Javelin, Shot Put, High Jump
Club: Is Ability Sports Club
Affiliations: Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics & Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund


Pretoria-born Fred Furstenberg works as plumber while also chasing his sports dreams. After losing the use of his right leg in a work accident in August 2006, Fred’s amputation only occurred three years later in August of 2009.

It was at this time that Fred became part of the Icexpress family. Born on 6 May 1981, Fred’s first attempt at competitive sport was a provincial qualifying event at Pilditch in September 2009 – Only about a month after the amputation.

2010 March - At the 2010 Nedbank National Championships, Fred won a silver medal in the F42 Javelin event with a throw of 30.03 meters.
2010 August - SASAPD Invitational at the University of Johannesburg: Final Men 25 Discus (F44) @ 23.18m, Final Men 25 Javelin (F44) @ 36.67m, Final Men 25 Shot put (F44) @ 8.70m
2010 September - Gauteng Trails at Pilditch on 11/09/10: Final Men 25 Discus (F44) @ 27.52m, Final Men 25 Javelin (F44) @ 25.46m, Final Men 25 Shot put (F44) @ 10.11m QS, Final Men 25 Long Jump (F44) @ 3.24m
2011 March – At the Nedbank National Championships in Rustenburg, Furstenberg took silver with a jump of 3.43m m in the Open Long jump event, silver with a distance of 33.85m in the Javelin, and bronze with a distance of 10.55m in the Shot put

Tokyo Paralympics a triumph for IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics and Associates

Athletes representing IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics' IsAbility Sports Club shine on the track and field for South Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.

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