South Africans are celebrating all our incredible athletes at the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio this year… and rightfully so, they are doing phenomenal!
The Brazilian city, with its stunning landmarks, has provided the perfect backdrop for the pinnacle of each para-athlete’s career: the Paralympic Games.
Around 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries have travelled to Rio to compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports.
South Africa have a total team of 44 incredible athletes competing in the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio this year and they are doing incredibly well in the medal count!
Back home, South Africans have taken to social media to support and congratulate the athletes and rightfully so… they have already bagged 9 medals in just 8 days!
Kevin Paul – Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Hilton Langenhoven – Men’s Long Jump
Charl Du Toit – Men’s 100m
Ilse Hayes – Women’s 100m
Ntando Mahlangu – Men’s 200m
Anrune Liebenberg – Women’s 400m
Fanie Van Der Merwe – Men’s 100m
Tyrone Pillay – Men’s Shot Put
Ntombizanele Situ – Women’s Javelin Throw
Social Media has been buzzing during the games… here’s some of the top tweets!
— Chad Le Clos (@chadleclos) September 12, 2016
— Mama ka Enzokuhle (@Yonelisa_W) September 13, 2016
The Paralympics have been incredibly exciting with many nail-biting moments ending in celebration… and even though medals are amazing, we are so proud of every single athlete for being chosen to compete in the games!
Get all the information on team standings and updated news from the official Rio Paralympics site by clicking here.