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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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Official Media Release for 2017 Nedbank National Championships

The eagerly awaited 2017 Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled are just a few days away. The Champs will take place from the 31st March to 04 April in Port Elizabeth as some of the country’s top Para- Athletes battle it out for national honours and recognition.

This year’s event promises to be a tightly contested spectacle with all of Team South Africa’s 2016 Track and Field Paralympic stars already confirming their participation at the Championships. This will be the first time that that the Paralympians will be in top-flight action on home soil since their return from the hugely successful Games in Brazil where they bagged an impressive haul of 17 medals.

This year, approximately 1300 athletes are expected to register to participate in 7 sporting codes, name...

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