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Toyota Global President’s Award for Tyrone Pillay

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?

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