Meet SA’s team for the Rio 2016 Paralympics

BY JESICA SLABBERT - AUGUST 27, 2016
Meet SA’s team for the Rio 2016 Paralympics

The 2016 Rio Paralympics are set to take place from the 7th till the 18th of September, and South Africa has a great team this year with 45 athletes taking part in 10 different codes.

In the last Paralympics South Africa only had athletes participating in 7 codes, so this year is a chance for SA’s Paralympic athletes to shine brighter than before.

Here is a list of the South African competitors for the Rio 2016 Paralympics:

SWIMMING:

Men:

  • Achmat Massiem
  • Hendri Herbst
  • Kevin Paul

Women:

  • Alani Ferreira
  • Emily Gray
  • Shireen Sapiro

ATHLETICS:

Men:

  • Dyan Buis
  • Charl Du Toit
  • Arnu Fourie
  • Reinhardt Hamman
  • Hilton Langenhoven
  • Ntando Mahlungu
  • Mpumelelo Mhlongo
  • Jonathan Ntutu
  • Tyrone Pillay
  • Union Sekailwe
  • Fanie van der Merwe
  • Ernst Van Dyk
  • Khothatso Mokone (guide)

Women:

  • Ilse Carstens
  • Louzanne Coetzee
  • Liezel Gouws
  • Anrune Liebenberg
  • Zandile Nhlapo
  • Zanele Situ
  • Chanelle van Zyl

ARCHERY:

Men:

  • Shaun Anderson

CANOEING:

Men:

  • Graham Paull

CYCLING:

Men:

  • Ernst Van Dyk
  • Craig Ridgard
  • Goldy Fuchs
  • Dane Wilson

Women:

  • Justine Asher
  • Roxanne Burns

EQUESTRIAN:

Women:

  • Philippa Johnson

POWERLIFTING:

Women:

  • Chantelle Stierman

ROWING:

Men:

  • Dylan Trollope
  • Dieter Rosslee
  • Willie Morgan (Coxwain)

Women:

  • Lucy Perold
  • Sandra Khumalo
  • Shannon Murray

SHOOTING:

Men:

  • Von Zeuner Kohne

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS:

Men:

  • Leon Els
  • Lucas Sithole
  • Evans Maripa

Women:

  • KG Montjane