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Zandile Nhlapo



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Duduza, RSA
English, Zulu
Higher education
Sports Administration - University of Johannesburg: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2001 in school.
Why this sport?
"It was an interesting activity seeing others play it, so I had an urge to do it."
Club / Team
KwaThema Disability Club: Johannesburg, RSA
Name of coach
Aubrey Mathibela, RSA

General interest

Reading, watching television, going to the park. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing South Africa at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen, German javelin thrower Birgit Kober. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was nominated for Sportswoman with an Impairment of the Year in 2011 in South Africa. ( 11 Jun 2012)
Other sports
In 2015 she was selected for the South Africa wheelchair tennis development squad. (, 11 Jul 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35-36 Final Round 4
Women's Javelin F35-38 Final Round 10
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F52/53/33/34 Final Round 2012-09-03 8
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-06 12
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F33/34 Final 1 2013-07-23 9999
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-26 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2016-09-14 8