The South Africa Sports Association for the Physically Disabled is hosting the World Boccia Africa Regional Championships in Johannesburg from 17-23 May 2022.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport that is designed specifically for athletes with a disability affecting locomotive function.
Rising South African para-sports star Elanza Jordaan who is classed in the BC3 Category, will represent the country over the next few days as she competes alongside her teammate Karabo Morapedi.
Introducing Elanza Jordaan! This rising star will represent South Africa in the BC 3 category at the World Boccia Africa Regional Championships taking place on 17-23 May 2022 alongside Free State’s Karabo Morapedi. Show them some love! #AfricaBocciaChamps #YearOfTalent #GoSAGo pic.twitter.com/pWY6M2rGOe
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Jordaan has played the sport since 2014 and hopes that her “never quit” motto will see her through the tournament.
Boccia is played on an indoor court that is similar in size to a Badminton court. Athletes either throw, kick or use a ramp to propel the ball onto the court with the aim of getting the ball as close as possible to the “jack” ball.
Players are divided into four classifications depending on their disability and functional ability. All players have impaired functional ability in all four limbs.
Photo 1 Caption: Rising South African para-sport star Elanza Jordaan will represent the country over the next few days as she competes alongside her teammate Karabo Morapedi at the World Boccia Africa Regional Championships. Photo: Sumarie Jordaan (Facebook)