South Africa is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. The capital of this country is Pretoria.
South Africa has been taking part in the Summer Paralympics since 1964.
South Africa will once again compete at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016.
So far, South Africa has participated in 10 Summer Paralympics Games, and has won 110 Gold, 88 Silver and 82 Bronze medals.
I am sure people of South Africa would be eager to know about Athletes / Participants taking part in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
South Africa Athletes Participating in Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics:
- Stephanus Lombaard
- Women – Ilse Carstens, Louzanne Coetzee, Liezel Gouws, Anrune Liebenberg, Zandile Nhlapo, Zanele Situ, Chenelle Van Zyl
- Men – 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, Khothatso Mokone (Guide)
- Philippa Johnson
- Graham Paull – Men’s KL1
- Chantelle Stierman
- Zenuer von Kohne – P3 Mixed 25m Pistol SH1
- Hendri Herbst
- Beth Nothling – S5 50m backstroke
- Emily Gray – S9 100m backstroke
Wheelchair tennis -
- Kgothatso Montjane
- Leon Els
- Lucas Sithole
- Evans Maripa