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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We go to Rio!

It’s shaping up to be an exciting time for South African athletes, starting with the Paralympic Games in Rio. Wow, 2016 already. It feels like just yesterday that I was in London for the 2012 Games and here we are already in another Paralympic year. This year is going to...

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