Hot on the wheels of the Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled, the names of the Beijing Paralympians have been revealed.
ATHLETICS: Lee-Irvin De Kok, Arnu Fourie, Ilse Hayes, Hilton Langenhoven, Fanie Lombaard, Michael Louwrens, Nico Maarman, Sarisa Marais, Tebogo Mokgalagadi, Nicholas Newman, Jonathan Ntutu, Oscar Pistorius, Samkelo Radebe, David Roos, Krige Schabort, Zanele Situ, Marius Stander, Duane Strydom, Fanie vander Merwe, Ernst van Dyk, Chenelle van Zyl
CYCLING: Roxanne Burns, Gavin Kilpatrick, Adriaan Nel, Janos Plekker, Ernst van Dyk, Susan van Staden
EQUESTRIAN: Anthea Coullie, Mark Frenzel, Philippa Johnson, Marion Milne, Kerry Noble
POWERLIFTING: Moekie Grobbelaar, Johannes Mattysen, Kirsten Wright
SWIMMING: Charl Bouwer, Tiaan du Plessis, Natalie du Toit, Emily Gray, Achmat Hassiem, Beth Nothling, Kevin Paul, Shireen Sapiro, Sarah Shannon, Tadhg Slattery, Adri Visser
TABLE TENNIS: Alisha Almeida, Johan du Plooy, Pieter du Plooy, Alet Moll
SASCOC will announce the other athletes after all the ‘wild cards’ have been allocated. For more on that visit the website www.sasapd.org.za or see our next issue!
With the formation of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) in 2005, the three affiliates of DISSA (South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD), South African Deaf Sports Federation (SADSF) and South African Sports Association for Severely Mentally Handicapped (SASASMH)) became members of SASCOC in their own right. SASAPD now has the responsibility to deliver high performance athletes to SASCOC for World Championships and Paralympic Games by providing sport at a mass participation and development level to all disabled athletes.
Nedbank has been associated with the disabled community since the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics and has sponsored the National Championships since 1993. Nedbank is also the title sponsor of the National Championships for the Physically Disabled, a series of events that allows athletes to develop their skills and fulfill their dreams of becoming Paralympians. Nedbank shall once again be ‘making hings happen’ for the SA Paralympic Team in Beijing.