THESE ARE THE MEDALS THAT OUR ATHLETES WILL BE FIGHTING FOR
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.
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. London2017 will being her 6th and Final Competition. She will enter her final competition as the reigning T13 100m & 200m World Champion.
Born in Bloemfontein the city of Roses, Fourie lost his left leg below the knee in a boating propeller accident in 2003. He was a rugby player at the time, and was signed by the Golden Lions before his accident. Fourie has competed in 3 World Championships and 3 Paralympic Games. London2017 World Para Athletics Championships will be Fourie’s 4th and final competition. Fourie is the regioning Silver Medalist from Doha2015 World Championships. We cant wait to see you run in London.
With only 32 days to go till London2017 World Para Athletics Championships. The National Paralympic Committee of South Africa (SASCOC) have announce the team that will fly the South African Flag high in the United Kingdon.
Hermanus Blom (Debute)
Khothatso Mokone (Guide)
Maria Combrink (Debute)
Andrea Dalle Ave
Charl du Toit
Ntando Mahlangu (World Championship Debute)
Dineo Mokhosoa (Debute)
Thataone Union Sekailwe
Sheldon Thomas (Debute)
Ruhan van Rooyen (Debute)
Cornelia Swanepoel (Team Manager)
Neels Matthyser (Team Official)
Daniel Damon (Coach)
Raymond Julius (Coach)
Suzanne Ferreira (Coach)
Karin le Roux (Coach)
Narayani Pillay (Physio)
SASAPD would like to wish all our athletes the best of luck in London.