Watch – Kgothatso Montjane – South Africa’s disability hero

Africa’s top wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso Montjane and her Japanese doubles partner Yui Kamijin defeated Diede de Groot and Maria Florencia Moreno 6-3, 6-2 in the doubles finals at Roland Garros.

Montjane was born with a congenital birth defect that affected both her hands and feet, resulting in an amputation below the left knee at the age of 12. She began her tennis career at 20 and has since competed in the Paralympics in Beijing, London, and Rio. In 2018, she became the first African wheelchair tennis player to compete in the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in the same calendar year.

She shared her story with SABC News.



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