“A Top-10 Would Be Awesome”
Despite entering the event slightly undercooked, Jabu Price-Moor is targeting a top-10 finish at the Canon Kwazulu-Natal Disabled Open.
After being in a car accident as an infant, Price-Moor was placed in a full-body cast. Unfortunately Jabu spent too long in the cast as he and his family awaited an appointment with a surgeon. Consequently, scar tissue formed over the ends of the nerves which had snapped off the spinal cord and left Price-Moor with paralysis of his right-arm.
Nevertheless, Price-Moor was a very happy baby which prompted his dad to nickname him Jabu – short for Jabulani – which means rejoice in Zulu. The name stuck and today people seldom if ever call him Cameron – his birth name.
Throughout his life Price-Moor exhibited a steely refusal to become bogged down by his disability.
More to the point: He has thrived in spite of it. As a nine-year-old he held the Zambian U/10 400m Butterfly national record among able-bodied swimmers.
Swimming was just one of a number of Price-Moor’s sporting pursuits and in many ways he feels his disability opened his eyes to what he was truly capable of.