Puseletso Mabote

Born / 17 April 2005

School / Nigel Secondary School

Lives in / Nigel, South Africa

Story

On 17 April 2010 Puseletso Mabote underwent an emergency amputation after 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 subsequently introduced to Para Athletics.

Since becoming a Jumping Kid

  • Selected to represent South Africa at the 2019 IWAS World Games in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (February 12 – 16)
  • Won gold in the Boys 16 T64 100m, 200m and long jump events at Central Gauteng Sports Association for Physically Disabled Provincial Athletics Trials in Germiston  (3 November 2018)
  • Represented South Africa at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal in 2017 (November 30th to December 6th)
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