With the Olympics in now at its end, you could feel a little deflated. After the tight contest, nail-biting action and surprise wins, it’s only natural that you’re left wanting more. Luckily, the games are not over yet.
We are, or course, waiting anxiously for Team South Africa to make us proud at the 2016 Paralympics which will run from 7 to 18 September.
This year South Africa will fly the flag at 10 different Paralympic codes, including archery, athletics, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, powerlifting, rowing, swimming, shooting and wheelchair tennis.
The Paralympic team
The South African Paralympic team includes veteran athletes like Ernst van Dyk who first represented South Africa at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, and Philippa Johnson who won double gold at Beijing eight years ago.
Alani Ferreira, Emily Gray, Shireen Sapiro, Achmat Hassiem, Hendri Herbst, Kevin Paul.
Ilse Carstens, Louzanne Coetzee, Liezel Gouws, Anrune Liebenberg, Zandile Nhlapo, Zanele Situ, Chenelle van Zyl, Dyan Buis, Charl du Toit, Arnu Fourie, Reinhardt Hamman, Hilton Langenhoven, Ntando Mahlangu, Mpumelelo Mhlongo, Jonathan Ntutu, Tyrone Pillay, Union Sekailwe, Fanie van der Merwe, Ernst van Dyk, Khotshatso Mokone.
Enrst van Dyk, Craig Ridgard, Goldy Fuchs, Justine Asher, Roxanne Burns, Dane Wilson
Lucy Perold, Sandra Khumalo, Shannon Murray, Dylan Trollope, Dieter Rosslee, Willie Morgan (Coxwain)
Von Zeuner Kohne
KG Montjane, Leon Els, Lucas Sithole, Evans Maripa.
We can’t wait to cheer on Team SA at yet another fantastic showcase of sporting prowess.