Sisanda Ndinyana's legs were amputated below the knee after a school bus crash in February, but he still has world records - and Pretoria Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius - in his sights.
On Thursday, when Sisanda got to meet the Paralympic champion and the man who has proved to be his inspiration, he looked Oscar up and down and told him to watch out - the boy from Buhle is coming after his record.
On February 11, a bus with 133 pupils, most of whom were from Buhle township near Katlehong, collided with a truck.
Linda Mahlangu, 19, a budding cricketer who often led the pupils in song as the bus weaved its way to school, lost his life in the crash and three pupils - Sisanda, 19, Bonisile Ntombela, 16, and Lucky Segobela, 16 - lost their legs.
On March 27, Sisanda was sitting on his bed at the family home while his mother and brother Songezo dressed his injuries. He had come home from hospital for the first time.
Outside the sounds of boys kicking a soccer ball could be heard. Sisanda was a midfielder who had hopes of playing for Kaizer Chiefs.
He had been watching the amazing feats of double-amputee athlete and world-record breaker 18-year-old Oscar on TV and had been inspired.
"I may not be able to play for Chiefs anymore, but I'm going to break his record," Sisanda vowed at the time.
Oscar, who lost both his legs when he was just 11 months old, yet on his prosthetic limbs incredibly still runs the 200m in 21,30 seconds, decided to meet the "competition" on Thursday.
He travelled to Buhle and found Sisanda, Bonisile and Lucky. The trio have been undergoing extensive rehabilitation to learn how to adapt to their disability.
At the beginning of this month - just five months after losing their legs - Sisanda and Bonisile got artificial ones. Lucky has been fitted with a left leg and is waiting for his right.
Oscar captured the world's imagination in his 200m qualifying heat at the Athens Paralympics Games when he fell at the start. Instead of giving up, he scrambled back on to his prosthetic limbs and caught the other athletes and then passed them, crossing the finishing line in 23,42 seconds - a double-amputee world record.
He holds the world record in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints for double amputees and the 200m and 400m world record for single amputees.
"Keep up your positive attitude and we'll be running together," Oscar told Sisanda. "Besides, we need a fourth athlete for our relay team for Beijing 2008."
Sisanda, who is still wobbly, revealed his new legs, that looked like steel pipes.
"Those legs will take you places," said Oscar, rolling up his own trousers to reveal the upgrade model.
Sisanda, though, is still finding his feet as he struggles not to fall over.
Sisanda was on a bus, chatting to his friends about the school's upcoming athletics meeting, when the bus collided with a truck. He slipped into unconsciousness. But he lived. When he woke up, though, his legs were gone.
Now, his aim is to beat Oscar in a race. Oscar has his own dreams. He's studying matric and hopes to go into business.