Despite all the harshness, bruised ribs, and being black-and-blue from training, Jakub Trefný considers it his dream sport. Jakub was born with a developmental defect in his left leg, which is 40 cm shorter than the other. Not even seventeen painful operations weren’t enough for the surgeons to fix the issue. The lengthening of the thigh bone was unsuccessful and Jakub is able to walk only thanks to a prosthetic limb. But that doesn’t mean he puts himself aside.
He loves life in all its forms. He learns how to take photographs and plays the piano. He used to swim as a little kid and he’s been a part of a mountain biking team called Černí koně for several years now. Jakub considers Jiří Ježek, a Czech Paralympic medalist, to be his great role model and he’s been lucky enough to go on a joint ride with him. “I like how he didn’t give up even after that car crash that cost him a leg as a kid,” Jakub confides about his cycling hero with whom he shares similar fate.