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Maripa joins Wheelchair Tennis’ World Top 12

8 November 2017

By Prince Jacon When talking about tennis players, you’ll most likely focus only on the non-disabled stars, forgetting that there are awesome players with disabilities in the game. One of them is South Africa’s Evans Maripa who was born with congenital amputation but has risen to the top as the number one men’s wheelchair tennis...

Combrink aims to climb the athletics ladder

8 November 2017

JOHANNESBURG – It’s that time of the year where athletes are being recognised for their achievements in the sporting World. Big names like Caster Semenya, Wyde van Niekerk and Luvo Manyonga are being celebrated after being nominated for the World Athlete of the Year Award. With all the celebrations happening let us not overlook athletes...

Cheruto, Agufana Anouk set for Africa tourney in Morocco

4 September 2017

By WILLIAM NJUGUNA, The Star, Kenya Kenya will be represented by Cynthia Cheruto, Nicole Agufana and Anouk Vandevelde in the Africa Team Cup tennis Under-12 tournament slated for October in Morocco. The trio, who are coached by Veronica Osogo, will face top players from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and hosts Morocco among...

Adaptive Action Sports Are You Up For The Challenge?

4 September 2017

Adaptive Action Athletes are innovative and courageous athletes who are constantly reforming and changing perceptions around disabilities. By finding different ways to adapt to their circumstances they are able to redefine the word impossible. Action sports require balance, coordination, and movement as key components for performance. These key components are particularly challenging for people with...

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa Looking Ahead to Empower More Girls

4 September 2017

National Women’s month is upon us and Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) General Manager, Karen Losch said the Federation’s efforts to empower young, disabled girls through the sport in the country remains their priority and is very much ongoing. Losch said looking back at some of the female athletes who were introduced to wheelchair tennis...

The Miracle Coach

4 September 2017

Sipho Zono is a 43-year-old soccer coach from Sutterheim, a small town in the Eastern Cape. He uses crutches for mobility and his body seems to be locked in certain angles from a mysterious illness that hit him when he was a teenager. In 1997 while doing Grade 11, Zono got sick from a mysterious...

The miracle coach

12 July 2017

By Thuthula Sodumo Sipho Zono is a 43-year-old soccer coach from Sutterheim, a small town in the Eastern Cape. He uses crutches for mobility and his body seems to be locked in certain angles from a mysterious illness that hit him when he was a teenager. In 1997 while doing Grade 11, Zono got sick...

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...

Basketball star clinches us scholarship

12 July 2017

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – South African wheelchair basketball star, Steven Walgenbach, has soared above physical disability by securing a lucrative scholarship in the United States. The Limpopo-born Paralympian (19) who captains the Under 23 national side, has clinched a deal with the University of Texas where beginning August, he will juggle between computer science...

COMRADES 2017 conquered!

12 July 2017

On 04 June Jean Altomari from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became the first self-propelled wheelchair athlete to complete the Comrades Marathon and did so in an impressive 10 Hours and 16 Minutes. Seven years ago Jean was in a motor vehicle accident and as a result is now a paraplegic and wheelchair user. Her love for sports soon led her...

Retired basketball player has passion for nurturing young talent

11 May 2017

Kwenza Dlamini’s passion for wheelchair basketball made him to be committed to nurturing young wheelchair basketball players with disabilities at the Pretoria West Pilditch Stadium on Mondays and Wednesdays. Two of the players he is mentoring are Warren Tefo and Ronald Nkomo- born in Tembisa and Johannesburg respectively. Nkomo, 21, started playing wheelchair basketball in 2012...

SITHOLE regains SA Open title

11 May 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa. – South African wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole accomplished his mission to keep the SA Open trophy in the country by beating Israel’s Itay Erenlib 6-2, 6-4 in the quads final at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium. The match was postponed from the previous day because of persistent rain. And with Sithole...

Skhosana produces best all-round performance at Junior Masters

28 February 2017

South African top wheelchair tennis junior Alwande Skhosana returned home from the Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters in France on Tuesday last week bubbling with confidence after finishing on a high at the prestigious junior event. Skhosana did the country proud as he made it up to semi-final stage in Tarbes losing 7-5 6-1 to Rubén...

Maripa upsets world no.11 To reach quarter-finals in Rotterdam

28 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands. – South Africa’s top male wheelchair tennis player, Evans Maripa, produced a master-class performance upsetting the world number 11 Tom Egberink from the Netherlands to reach the quarter-final round of the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Wednesday...

Schwarzenegger returns for Arnold Classic Africa

28 February 2017

Following the launch of a successful inaugural edition last year, Hollywood star and bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back in South Africa in 2017, as his globally successful Arnold Classic series returns to Johannesburg between 5-7 May. Increasing the number of codes on the schedule to more than 50 at this year’s multi-sport festival,...

Wheelchair basketball distracts from war

28 February 2017

A wheelchair basketball player receives the ball from a teammate, at a tournament following a two-week training session run by coach Jess Markt from Colorado, in Juba, South Sudan. JUBA, South Sudan – Warnings of possible genocide hang over the world’s youngest nation, but here on a basketball court under a fi erce morning sun, South...