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Media Conference: SASAPD National Champs

Dear Media
Please see invitation to the Media Launch of the SASAPD National Championship for the Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired 7th March 2018
The Event dates are 28 March – 3 April 2018
Please RSVP to Johan Grobbelaar 072 680 2953 or by mail before 2 March 2018
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Team SA named for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia

SASCOC have named a powerful team to represent the rainbow nation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia between 4-15 April.

Team South Africa athletes will do battle across 16 codes, including para-sports athletics, lawn bowls, swimming, table tennis and powerlifting.

Sporting codes with South African participation are the following: athletics, badminton, bowls, boxing, cycling (mountain bike, road, track), gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.

The men’s sevens rugby team will only be announced at the end of February.

Other team sports will see women’s rugby sevens, men’s and women’s hockey sides and the women’s netballers in action while there are also team disciplines in track cycling and triathlon...

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Dyan Buis, aged 27, is a T38 Para Athlete and Disability Sportsman of the Year 2017, proudly shares that his home town is Riversdale, a small town off the N2 on your way to Mossel Bay and if you drive too fast, you may just miss it. His sporting disciplines being 100m, 200m, 400m and long jumper

The proudest moments of Dyan’s sporting career, that stands out most for him was when he was awarded the “Shield of Jove” award in 2016 at SA Sport Awards 2016, winning his first Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games and again winning a Gold medal in the 200m and 400m at the London2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

Para Athletes and Paralympians compete in their own specialised sports within their country and do so with great pride, rather than performing off the back of a support...

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What’s your Story

Are you an athlete with a disability? Do you want to share your story? SASAPD Sport Magazine are calling for athletes with a disability to contact us so we can share your story with South Africa and the rest of the world.

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Exciting Announcement


We have seen the Rio2016 Paralympic Games come and go. Only 3 years remain till the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. SASAPD are excited to be making a big announcement. It will be the first of its kind for SASAPD and we hope that it will make a big impacted on South Africa and how the public see Disability sport. The Announcement will happen at 09:00 on the 15th September 2017.

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Day 1 World Para Athletics championships London2017

The World Para Athletics Championships London2017 has official started. Only 3 South African Athletes were in action in the first session on day 1 of the World Championships. The athletes are Hilton Langenhoven, Ndomdomzi Jonathan Ntutu and Anrune Liebenberg.

Hilton Langenhoven and Ndomdomzi Jonathan Ntutu have advanced to the Semi-final of the Mens 100m T12.

Anrune Liebenberg has Advanced to the final of the women’s T47 Final


Hilton Langenhoven – Mens 100m T12 Heat No 3 – 11,31 q (SEASONS BEST)

Ndomdomzi Jonathan Ntutu – Mens 100m T12 Heat No 4 – 11,05 Q (SEASONS BEST)

Anrune Liebenberg –  Women’s 200m T47 Heat No 1 – 25,94 Q


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Day 2 results – Berlin2017 Grand Prix

ZANELE SITU in action during the women’s seat

Shotput on day 1 of the Grand Prix

 The final day of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin brought calm winds and sunny sky’s. Four South African Athletes would be in action. Hilton Langenhoven (Long jump, 200m), Zanele Situ (Javelin) Reinhardt Hamman (Javelin) and Sheldon Thomas (200m)

The final day of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix could not end on a better note for Paralympian Zanele Situ and Coach Karen le Roux. Zanele had a great javelin competition throwing a brand new personal best of 18,00m. It is the first time Zanele has reached the 18m mark, this is a great motivator as she heads for London in the next 3 weeks.

Full Results from Day 2

200m Men Heats
Class Name Date of Birth Country Time Wind
13 Sheldon Thomas

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Day 1 results – Berlin2017 Grand Prix


The Last World Para Athletics Grand Prix started today in Berlin Germany. This is the last Grand Prix of 2017 and for some the final competition before the World Para Athletics Championships in London. South Africa athletes in action this weekend are Sheldon Thomas, Mpumelelo Mhlongo, Reinhardt Hamman, Zanele Situ and Hilton Langenhoven.

Results from day 1 of the competition

Men’s 100m Heats
Class Name Date of Birth Country Time Wind
13 Sheldon Thomas 1996 South Africa 11,68 -1,7
44 Mpumelelo Mhlongo 1994 South Africa 11,71 -1,7
Men’s 100m final
Class Name Date of Birth Country Time Wind
13 Sheldon Thomas 1996 South Africa 12,03 -3,8
44 Mpumelelo Mhlongo 1994 South Africa DNS
 Men’s Long Jump Final
Class Name Date of Bir...
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London 2017 World Para Athletics World Championships Team


It is with great pleasure we announce the team that will represent South Africa at the London2017 World Para Athletics Championships from the 14th – 23rd July. The Athletics team will see all the Rio2016 medalist back in the line up and ready to compete in the Green and Gold. The team will also see 6 athletes making there debut in the Green and Gold.

This will also be the Competition for Paralympian’s Ilse Hayes and Arnu Fourie. Lets take a quick look at what they have achieved over their career.

Ilse Hayes
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1985, At the age of eleven she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease. Hayes has competed in 5 World Championships and 4 Paralympic Games...

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ASA Bloemfontein athletics Meeting CANCELLED

Dear Athletes
Please take note of the following announcement
The Athletics competition that was due to take place in Bloemfontein cancelled. The meeting will now take place in Germiston. Unfortunately SASAPD athletes can not be entered due to the fact that the meeting in Germiston is not IPC sanctioned, due to ASA changing the venue at this late stage, means we can not get the event sanctioned in time
PLEASE NOTE This meeting will take the format of the ASA Speed Series. There will be NO entries of SASAPD and NO individual entries can be made. No results or record applications can be done to IPC.
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