Hero’s welcome for Team SA after winning 49 medals at the Special Olympics

Team SA athletes were welcomed back at OR Tambo Airport after hauling in an incredible 49 medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. The Special... Read more
Hero's welcome for Team SA after winning 49 medals at the Special Olympics

Team SA athletes were welcomed back at OR Tambo Airport after hauling in an incredible 49 medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany.

The Special Olympics athletes triumphed across a range of sporting codes that saw them secure a medal haul of 22 gold, 20 silver, and 7 bronze.

This year, South Africa competed against a massive contingent of 7,000 athletes hailing from 180 countries, highlighting the impressive nature of their performances given the vast number of challengers.

As a result of their outstanding performance at the 2022 Special Olympics South Africa National Summer Games held in Limpopo, Team SA earned their spot in this year’s competition. Over the course of three days, Special Olympics athletes showcased their talents in eight different sports, namely athletics, aquatics, basketball, boccie, football, futsal, netball, table tennis, and ten-pin bowling.

The Special Olympics South African national team comprises 64 athletes and 21 coaches, representing various regions across the country.

They come together with around 3,000 coaches and 20,000 volunteers from 190 countries, forming a united front in the global Special Olympics community.

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