Paralympic star awarded SA athlete of the year and inspires Mzansi

Paralympic star awarded SA athlete of the year and inspires Mzansi

- Paralympic star Ntando Mahlangu was named as the Sportsman of the year with a disability

- Mahlangu scooped the prize at the 2019 SA Sport Awards

- Mahlangu was born with congenital hemimelia and lost his legs at the age of 10

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Ntando Mahlangu's story is inspiring South Africans for the reminder that determination and hard work will always triumph over adversity.

The Paralympic superstar hopes to emulate the performances of former South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who was fondly referred to as the Blade Runner.

Mahlangu has enjoyed a stellar year in 2019 and capped things off with a notable honour at the South African Sport Awards.

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The young Para Athlete was crowned the 2019 Sportsman of the year with a disability.

Mahlangu's rise has been truly meteoric since having his legs amputated at the age of 10 in 2012..

He took to his prosthetic legs like a duck to water as he won a series of races and long jump events since 2014.

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Briefly.co.za understands that Mahlangu has been touted as one to watch at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

News of Mahlangu's award-winning exploits was shared via Facebook by Lucas Scar Madiba and has created a buzz.

Ntsunda Mnguni lauded the talented sportsman:

"I know this boy Scara u bhutake sisebenza naye what a cool guy. I love this boy with all my heart."

Bongani Tau added,

"He's the best."

Frans Bungela simply said,

"Proud of u boy."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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