Bonang Modise, 21, was born in Dorsberg in the North West province. She joined Special Olympics South Africa in 2011 at the age of 16 and started training as well as competing in her two favorite sports: Athletics and Basketball.
“Being part of Special Olympics has been good for me, because I understand the importance of being proud of who I am. I may have a disability but it won’t stop me from being the best!" Bonang says.
She said that the Special Olympics Athlete Leadership program has helped unleash her leadership potential. Bonang also mentioned that her proud moment was when she was selected to be part of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to compete in Athletics. Bonang said that she competed exceptionally during the World Summer Games and returned victorious, as she has a lot of medals to show of all her achievements.
Bonang says she cannot wait to represent South Africa in sports across the globe, and compete with the likes of “Caster Semenya”.