We are URGENTLY calling on ALL Paralympians. Those that are still competing and those that have retired.
We are attending the Arnold Classic Africa this year. 5-7 May in Sandton. If you are in Johannesburg or the rest of South African please get in contact with us.
Email us on email@example.com we want you to share your story.
Remember once a Paralympian always a Paralympian.
Paralympian Tyrone Pillay received the Toyota Global President’s Award in the city of Nagoya, Japan today (24 April) for his outstanding achievement at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
It is the first time that the award is given to an individual outside of Japan and celebrates ‘teamwork and togetherness’ in sport in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Games, of which Toyota is an official sponsor.
We asked Tyrone, who won shot put bronze for South Africa in Rio, about his trip and the road ahead.
What does winning this award mean to you?
“Winning this award is truly amazing since athletes never get recognized at this level, or in this way, for their achievements. To be recognized on an international stage is tremendous and truly humbling.”
How did the partnership with Toyota come about?Read More
Download the official results here.
Durban, Saturday, 8th April 2017 – The 2017 SA National Aquatic Championships in Durban successfully concluded today with a total of twenty-four Junior and eight Senior FINA World Championships qualifications, as well as four Deaf Olympics and seven World Para Swimming Championships qualifiers.
Chad le Clos celebrated the confirmation of his third qualification time for Hungary in the 100m butterfly when he clocked a fast 51.29, followed by Ryan Coetzee (53.29) and Ralph Goveia (54.30), while Brad Tandy and Zane Waddell were all smiles in the 50m freestyle final, claiming the gold and silver in FINA World Championships qualification times of 21.97 and 22.41, respectively. Douglas Erasmus won the bronze in 22.63.
Finishing over two seconds ahead of the pack, Brent Szurdoki scooped the ...Read More
South Africa is a nation that loves a success story. And for many years, sports has played an important role not only for nation-building but to also expose young South Africans to role models that they can look up to.
The media’s role is quintessential, in that, without television, radio, newspaper or social media coverage, many of our stars would be oblivious to us.
Our country’s Paralympic athletes are a case in point.
Once every four years, we celebrate their feats and have hailed many of them as our national sporting heroes.
In 2016, South Africans were basking in the glory as our disabled athletes walked away with an impressive haul of 17 medals at the Rio Games.
While the 45-strong Team SA contingent gave South Africans reason to celebrate, many Paralympians are still yearnin...Read More
CONGRATULATIONS to these athletes. we looking forward to the final team announcement. SASAPD would like to make it clear that the South African team has yet to be selected.
On the photo appears: Back row from Left to Right: Laurence van Heerden, Jan Wahl, Ernesta Strydom and Zelda Hansen
Front Row from Left to Right : Jean Miggels, Moekie Grobbelaar(president). Kobus Marais (Vice President).
With the 2017 Nedbank National Championships for Physically Disabled fully underway, SASAPD South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled Selected a new National Executive Committee yesterday.
The New committee will serve SASAPD for the next 4 year. They will work together with SASCOC to get our athletes ready for the Tokyo2020 Paralympic Games.
The new Executive Committee for 2017- 2021 are as follows.
Moekie Grobbelaar – President
Kobus Marais – Vice President
Jean Miggles – Executive Member
Jan Wahl – Executive Member
Laurence van Heerden – Executive ...Read More
With only 24 hours till the opening ceremony of the 2017 Nedbank National Championships for the physically Disabled in Port Elizabeth. Catch all the live streaming action from the opening ceremony on our Facebook Page.