Puseletso Mabote

In 2010 Puseletso Mabote underwent an emergency amputation when a horrific vehicle accident claimed his right leg. After struggling with his mobility for three years, he became a beneficiary of the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund and was introduced to Para Athletics.

Sport: Para Athletics
Nationality: South African
Gender: Male
Born: 17-04-2005
Amputation: Unilateral Above Knee Amputee
Class: T63
Main Events: 100m, 200m, long jump, high jump
Club: IsAbility Sports Club
Affiliations: Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund

Background

Puseletso Mabote was just five when he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee after being knocked over by a vehicle on his way to school. The first two years were “tough” for the youngster but he adapted, using crutches until he was eight.

When Puseletso was ten (2015), he was introduced to sport by Johan Snyders; CEO of IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics and the man behind the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund – a charity that provides prosthetic limbs for children.

Four years later, in 2019, 14-year-old Mabote set a NEW WORLD RECORD on the first day of the World Para Athletics Junior World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland in the men’s 200m T45-64 final.

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2019 NEW WORLD RECORD at the World Para Athletics Junior World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland in the men’s 200m T45-64 final.
2019 Selected to represent South Africa at the 2019 IWAS World Games in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (February 12 – 16).
2018 Won gold in the Boys 16 T63 100m, 200m and long jump events at Central Gauteng Sports Association for Physically Disabled Provincial Athletics Trials in Germiston (3 November 2018).
2017 Represented South Africa at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal (November 30th to December 6th 2017).
2015 Became a beneficiary of the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund and subsequently introduced to Para athletics.

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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