South Africa’s Paralympic team continued to rake in the medals at Rio 2016, moving to 17 on the penultimate day of competition. Dyan Buis and Hilton Langenhoven helped maintain Team SA’s momentum on the medals table in Rio de Janeiro. Buis joined Charl du Toit and Ilse Hayes as a double medal winner as he added T38 400m gold to his… Read more →
It was medals galore for Team South Africa on Thursday, as another four rained down in Rio on their best day of the 2016 Paralympics. Two golds, a silver and bronze joined the nine medals already harvested by the team and taking their tally to 13 with three days of competition to come. After Ernst van Dyk (H5 hand cycle… Read more →
Team South Africa had their second double-gold day of the Rio Paralympics on Thursday as first Ernst van Dyk then Reinhardt Hamman won their events. Van Dyk, who raced to fifth spot in the H5 time trial, pulled the rabbit out of the hat to win the men’s road race over 60 kilometres in a fabulous race which saw all… Read more →
Anruné Liebenberg won a 400-metre track silver on Wednesday night to take Team South Africa’s medal tally to nine at the Paralympics. Running in the T45-46-47 classification (upper limb impairment) she repeated her feat from the last Paralympics in London four years ago. Sure the time may have been a full 2.03sec slower than London as she slowed drastically in the… Read more →
Paralympic veteran and team flag bearer Zanele Situ threw an eighth Team South Africa medal into the kitty at the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday evening. Situ, 45, who is now experiencing her fifth Paralympics, having already medalled in Sydney (2000) and Athens four years later, took bronze in the F54 javelin final. The bronze came with her third throw of… Read more →
Buoyed by Tyrone Pillay’s bronze in the shot put on Monday, Team South Africa continue their medal hunt on day six of the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday. Already there are seven in the bag … gold is what they’re chasing as despite Pillay’s bagging of bronze, Team SA still slipped three places down the medal table to 19th after completion… Read more →
Big shot-putter Tyrone Pillay pushed Team South Africa’s medal tally to seven at the Rio Paralympics on Monday.
Team South Africa’s Paralympic medal chase is off to a golden start after swimmer Kevin Paul powered his way to breaststroke gold in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night. Paul, 25, won the SB9 100-metre event in 1min 04.86sec to win his second Paralympic gold medal after doing the same in Beijing eight years ago. In London four years ago,… Read more →
Team South Africa’s 2016 Paralympic Games campaign is officially under way after Wednesday night’s spectacular opening ceremony at the iconic Maracana Stadium.
Team SA athletes are on track with their preparations ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games opening ceremony in Rio.