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Obed Lekhehle

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Residence
South Africa
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Graphic Design - Boston City Campus and Business College: Bloemfontein, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began practising the sport at age 14 while he was at high school.
Why this sport?
"Athletics was a place of happiness and I was always active."

General interest

Hobbies
Playing snooker, football, DJing. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in second place at his first international event. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Those who don't jump will never fly." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Supersport and Express Let's Play Sports Star of the Year award in South Africa. (foxsports.com.au, 22 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ofm.co.za, 13 Aug 2019)
Impairment
At age eight he was struck by a car while playing with friends. His injuries meant his right leg was amputated. (bloemgirlsrock.org, 10 Jun 2019; news24.com, 20 Sep 2017)