Paralympics

Staff Reporter. SA’s tally at seven for the Tokyo Paralympics Games, comprising four golds, one silver and two bronze medals, as well as three world records. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Tokyo bid a colourful farewell to the Paralympics on Sunday after 12 days of stereotype-defying, record-shattering performances despite a year-long pandemic delay. International Paralympic Committee chief Andrew Parsons declared the Games closed on a cool night in the Olympic Stadium, saying they had "not just been historic,…
Staff Reporter. Louzanne Coetzee will help draw the curtain on Team SA’s highly successful participation at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics when she carries the flag for the squad at the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night. It has been a memorable Games for Coetzee, who raced to…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Louzanne Coetzee applied the finishing touches to Team SA’s campaign at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics when she surged to the bronze medal in the women’s marathon (T12) on a cool and overcast morning in the Japanese capital. The 28-year-old had earlier in the Games won the silver…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. The Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony signalled the start of the 2021 Games and from there on out, over 500 events across 22 sports will see athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and a lifetime of memories. Five years ago in Rio it was China who…
Staff Reporter. South Africa’s teen sensation Ntando Mahlangu claimed his second Paralympic gold medal in Tokyo on Friday. The 19-year-old, who took victory with a world record in the T63 long jump last weekend, sprinted to a second gold in the T61 200m, winning in a time of 23.59 while…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sheryl James of SA celebrates after winning bronze in the Women's 400m T37 final on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo Credit:Getty Images. South Africa para-athlete Sheryl James won bronze in the women's 400m…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa's Pieter du Preez won the gold medal in the men's H1 cycling time trial at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Tuesday. It was South Africa's fourth medal of the Games and the country's third gold. Earlier, the race almost ended in disaster for Du Preez…
By Anthony Moruthane. Photo credits: Sergio Llamera/ITF. On-court inspiration comes in many forms. For some, it may be witnessing a player beating the odds to overcome a superior opponent; for others, it will be a watching a shot struck so beautifully it draws audible gasps from the stands. And then…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has congratulated team South Africa for winning three medals so far at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Athletes Anrune Weyers and Ntando Mahlangu emerged as the first pair to collect gold medals out of the 38 athletes who are currently representing…
Staff Reporter. The safe arrival of Afghanistan's Paralympic athletes in Tokyo sends out "a very strong message of hope", says International Paralympic Committee spokesman Craig Spence. Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli made it to Japan after leaving Kabul in a "major global operation". They were welcomed to the athletes' village…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa landed two gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday through long-jumper Ntando Mahlangu and 400m runner Anrune Weyers. According to the official account for the South African Tokyo Paralympics team, Weyers won the team’s first medal after claiming victory in the women’s 400m final.…
By Anthony Moruthane. Kgothatso Montjane - Photo credits: Reg Caldecott. Tokyo, Japan – The draw for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic wheelchair tennis took place on Wednesday, 25 August in Tokyo. South African world-renowned wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, who carried the South African flag in the Opening Ceremony, is seeded…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – Opening Ceremony. "Paralympic athletes know that no matter which way the wind blows, its power can be harnessed to move forward. They know that by being brave and spreading their wings, they can reach extraordinary heights." The words of Tokyo 2020 organisers,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sascoc has announced that para-athlete Charl du Toit and tennis wheelchair star Kgothatso Montjane will be Team SA's two flag bearers at Tuesday's opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics. This year's rescheduled Games will see a 34-strong South African contingent vie for glory in Japan with the…