The City of Cape Town saw athletes with disabilities connect and compete at the recent Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) National Championships. Held between 17 and 22 March 2023, the much-anticipated event welcomed over 650 participants to the Mother City. At the games, participating para-athletes compete in sports such as track and field athletics, boccia, goalball, swimming, as well as powerlifting, among others.
And those athletes came, they competed, and they triumphed, with a total of 90 South African, 20 open, five African and two world records smashed. Gauteng won the athletics floating trophy for both senior and junior athletes and scooped the overall winning province floating trophy, followed by hosts Western Cape and the Free State in third position.