South Africa at the Paralympics
Natalie Du Toit © • Getty Images
·South Africa has claimed 280 medals at the Paralympic Games: G110-S88-B82.
·Beijing 2008 were South Africa's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 21 gold medals (S3-B6).
·South Africa claimed most medals at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games: 41 (G16-S12-B13).
·The NPC made its debut at the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games.
·South Africa is in 18th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 62 gold, 48 silver and 48 bronze medals.
·Swimmer Natalie Du Toit is South Africa's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G13-S2.
·Kevin Paul will be aiming to regain his Paralympic title in men's 100m breaststroke SB9. He won the gold medal at the Beijing Games, but
finished second in this event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Paul became world champion in men's 100m breaststroke SB9 in
2013 and 2015.
·Ilse Hayes won the gold medal in women's long jump T13 at the last two Paralympic Games, but will focus to win her first gold in
women's 100m T13 in which she finished second at both those Games. Hayes set a new world record in this event at the IPC athletics
Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in April 2015.
·Rights holding broadcaster is the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), more information can be found
on the SASCOC website
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