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Pillay adds lucky number seven for SA

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Durban strong-man, Tyrone Pillay added a seventh medal for South Africa last night when he heaved an incredible 13.91 meters with his last attempt in shot put (F42) on the fifth day (12 September) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The distance, also a national and African record, won Pillay the bronze. Gold went to […]

Four more medals in Rio

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Sunday (11 September) track action produced four more medals for the South African team competing at the 2016 Summer Paralympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (7-18 September). In the 100 meter T37 final, world and Paralympic record holder, Charl du Toit dashed to gold in 11.45 seconds followed by Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed (11.54s) […]

Chatting with Coach Cathy

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Sixty year old Cathy Landsberg is a mother, grandmother, horse-riding enthusiast, and qualified physiotherapist with a special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. She is also coach to Ntando Mahlangu, who is making his Paralympic debut in the T42 track events at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Landsberg started coaching Ntando […]

Second gold for South Africa

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Day three (10 September) of the 2016 Paralympic Games saw some world-class performances from Team South Africa’s track stars. In long jump, 33 year old T12 athlete, Hilton Langenhoven added South Africa’s second gold of the Games with a 7.07 meter leap for top spot. After a disappointing 400 meter heat yesterday, when the three […]

Challenging day for SA

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Day Two (9 September) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games featured only two South Africans in athletics action. First up, teenager Liezel Gouws faced a tough line-up in the 100 meter T37 final placing eighth in a season’s best time of 14.84 seconds. The 17 year old from Klerksdorp said afterwards that it was a […]