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London 2017 World Para Athletics World Championships Team

12 July 2017

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 medallist back in the line up and ready to compete in the Green and Gold. The team will also see 6 athletes making their debut in the Green and Gold.

This will also be the Competition for Paralympian’s Ilse Hayes and Arnu Fourie. Their profiles so far;

Ilse Hayes

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.

Arnu Fourie

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 reigning Silver Medallist from Doha2015 World Championships. We cannot 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 Kingdom.

ATHLETES
Hermanus Blom (Debut), Dyan Buis, Louzanne Coetzee, Khothatso Mokone (Guide), Maria Combrink (debut), Andrea Dalle Ave, Charl du Toit, Arnu Fourie, Liezel Gouws, Reinhardt Hamman, Ilse Hayes, Hilton Langenhoven, Mpumelelo Mhlongo, Anrune Liebenberg, Ntando Mahlangu (World Championship debut), Dineo Mokhosoa (debut), Kerwin Noemdo, Jonathan Ntutu, Tyrone Pillay Thataone Union Sekailwe, Zanele Situ, Sheldon Thomas (debut), Ruhan van Rooyen (debut)

TEAM MANAGEMENT
Cornelia Swanepoel (Team Manager), Neels Matthyser (Team Official), Daniel Damon (Coach), Raymond Julius (Coach), Suzanne Ferreira (Coach), Karin le Roux (Coach), Narayani Pillay (Physio) and Khuliso Netshivhangani.

THISABILITY Newspaper would like to wish all our athletes the best of luck in London.

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