- Keamogetswe Masango has found a space for herself on wheels with roller-skating
- Growing up without a father, the local teen didn’t feel like she belonged, but managed to make a home for herself in this unorthodox sport
- In 2015, Keamogetswe joined Roller Skate South Africa and was able to continue growing her passion with a unique South African twist
At only 16, Keamogetswe Masango is representing South Africa in an artistic roller-skating team that moves with a distinctly local flavour.
Keamogetswe’s father passed away when she was very young and a sense of displacement and loneliness distilled within her.
But all this changed when she found roller-skating.
According to Beautiful News South Africa, Keamogetswe was immediately enchanted by roller-skating when she saw the sport for the first time.
“Growing up, I didn’t have a sense of belonging,” Keamogetswe explained.
The concentration and skill it takes to roller-skate, as well as the teamwork and commitment required for group skating sparked new life within this local sportswoman.
In 2015, Keamogetswe began to represent South Africa in the Roller Skate South Africa team.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the group of young skaters unite on wheels to weave beautiful shapes and tales with their bodies.
“When we skate in unison, we tell a story,” Keamogetswe said.
The young South African has found her niche, in an unsuspecting sport that uplifts and inspires.
“When I roller-skate, I feel like I belong here and I’m able to express myself.”
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