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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 […]

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 […]