The last exciting stretch for 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, there are still some exciting events ahead, such as the SuperSport Series and Vodacom National Championship wheelchair basketball tournaments The year after the Paralympic Games is always a quiet one, however, there are a few competitions left for this year. Unfortunately, the World Para Powerlifting...

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Tough competition at the World Para Athletics Championship

At the first major Paralympic competition in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, South Africa walks away with 15 medals So, the first major Paralympic Competition post-Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has just finished. The World Para Athletics Championships (note the new name – previously IPC Athletics World Championships)...

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Never too soon!

The sporting calendar is filling up and athletes are already preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Preparations have begun for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The next few years will be interesting, as numerous athletes aim to qualify for and attend these games. Some of our top...

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Ready, steady, 2017!

The year has already brought its share of triumphs and losses in the sporting world It feels like I’ve only just got back from the December holidays and it is already March! Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s been a quiet year so far on the sports front for...

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The time is now

Another Paralympic Games has come and gone, and now we’re preparing for Tokyo 2020. Hopefully some new stars will come through and make a name for themselves The next four years leading up to 2020 will be a challenging time. The rest of the world is investing heavily in para-sport...

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Let the Games begin

Despite pressure to postpone the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics due to the Zika epidemic, the Games are set to go ahead. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports. In an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) 150 health experts called for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to be postponed or moved...

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Play on

A personal look at a sporting great, a renewed sports endeavour – and the imminent Paralympic Games in September! It’s time to acknowledge an absolute sporting legend – Super Piet, aka Pieter du Preez. For those who do not know him, he is a C6 Quadriplegic. He made world and...

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Wheels of success

South Africa’s Lucas Sithole and his tennis partner, American David Wagner, were crowned men’s quad wheelchair doubles champions at the Australian Open in January. AIMEE SHAW finds out what makes the tennis star tick Sithole and Wagner beat the British-Australian duo Andy Lapthorne and Dylan Alcott 6-1, 6-3. This is...

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Going to Rio

Qualifying is just part of the challenge! Since my last article, the Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired has taken place in Mangaung. The top athletes looking to qualify to participate in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games attended these championships, and the results will count towards...

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