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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 […]

One gold and two through

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Day One (8 September) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, taking place in Brazil until the 18th, saw two Jumping Kids ambassadors burning up the track at Rio’s Maracana Stadium while swimmer, Kevin Paul secured South Africa’s first gold in the 100 meter breaststroke (1:04.86s). Sprinters Arnu Fourie and Mpumelelo Mhlongo lined up along-side the […]

Rio is a Go

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The opening ceremony (7 September) of the 2016 Summer Paralympics was an extravagant affair filled with Brazilian flavour. The event is the fifteenth of its kind and will showcase 23 sports disciplines over 11 days of competition. Of the 4350 athletes gathered in Rio, 45 will be representing South Africa across 10 different codes that […]

Jumping Kids’ Ntando is off to Rio

Friday, July 29th, 2016

What a month it has been for Jumping Kids’ Ntando Mahlangu! The fourteen year old kicked it off by winning four gold medals, setting two world records, and winning the Best Athlete accolade at the IWAS Under-23 World Games that took place from 29 June to 3 July in Prague, Czech Republic. His record-breaking form […]