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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 […]

Best of the best

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

The South African anthem sounded no less than five times at this weekend’s IWAS (Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation) Under 23 World Games that kicked off in Prague, Czech Republic, on Wednesday (29 June). The event, that ends today, hosted athletes from 30 countries competing in athletics, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair fencing. But, it […]

Next stop Prague

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The opening ceremony of the IWAS (Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation) U-23 World Games kicks off today (29 June) and excitement is mounting for two young para-athletes eager to be waiving the South African flag. The 12th of its kind, the event takes place in Czech Republic’s beautiful Prague until 3 July and will host […]

Sandile makes history at Comrades Marathon

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

In 2015 we met Sandile Mbili – a bilateral amputee who lost his legs due to bacterial infection more than four years ago. Now, only seven month after being fitted with prosthetic legs, the 17 year old accepted the challenge  to take on the Nedbank Green Mile at this year’s Comrades Marathon  to raise funds […]