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SEKAILWE Union
Sport Para athletics
NPC South Africa   
GenderMen
Age32
Height1.85 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Klerksdorp, RSA
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Marketing - Mangaung University of the Free State : Bloemfontein, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2000 at school in Mahikeng, South Africa.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport.
Club / Team
AngloGold Ashanti Sport Club for the Disabled: Klerksdorp, RSA
Name of coach
Alta Oelofse [personal], RSA, from 2011
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
South Africa
General Interest
Nicknames
Magesh (northwestnewspapers.co.za, 19 Jun 2014)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (Facebook profile, 28 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T38 400m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
South African footballer Benni McCarthy. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
An injury prevented him from competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (northwestnewspapers.co.za, 04 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beautiful, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realise it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfil it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it." (Facebook profile, 28 May 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named Sportsman of the Year and Para Sportsman of the Year in Matlosana, South Africa. (northwestnewspapers.co.za, 04 Nov 2016)
Other sports
He was a part of the wheelchair basketball team that won the 2013 National Championships in South Africa. (northwestnewspapers.co.za, 27 Jun 2013)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 400m T38 51.97
10 2012 Long Jump F37/38 5.10
6 2012 200m T38 23.66
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 100m T38 11.73
8 2013 Javelin Throw F37/38 32.50
5 2013 200m T38 23.44
3 2013 400m T38 52.66
2 2013 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 45.76
6 2015 200m T38 23.48
2 2015 400m T38 52.78
7 2015 100m T38 12.01
7 2017 200m T38 23.96
11 2017 100m T38 12.13
4 2017 400m T38 54.04
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 100m T38 11.67