FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6 AUGUST 2019
SASCOC CONGRATULATES SA PARA ATHLETICS TEAM
The South Africa Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) congratulates the South African team who participated at the 2019 World Para Athletics Junior Championships held in Nottwil Switzerland from 1-4 August.
The triumphant athletes made South Africa proud by obtaining 22 medals (7 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze) and placing fifth in the world on the medal table. Further, Team South Africa broke four world records and a number of African records.
President of SASCOC, Mr Gideon Sam congratulated the team, “Congratulations to the team and tothe South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) on your greatachievements at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships.”
“You performed exceptionally and all your hard work has paid off. You have raised the national flag high by placing fifth position on the medal table. This boards well for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Well done!,” Mr Sam concluded.
The team arrived back in South Africa on Monday 5 August.
Issued by SASCOC.