Western Cape’s Elanza Jordaan has won gold in the BC3 final of the Boccia event at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships whichc concluded in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, Karabo Morapedi from Free State claiming silver and Yonela Mgogi from Eastern Cape bagging bronze.
On the final day of the athletics competition, which took place at the Westbourne Oval, Free State’s Arina Nicolaisen claimed the 1500m Senior women T38 mark in 06:18,76 to set a new African record (provisional).
Another highlight of the Champs and an almost certain to be on the plane to Tokyo for the Paralympic Games, was star sprinter, Anrune Weyers, who won double gold in the 100m (13.07 sec) and 400m (57.61 sec) T47 events.
Her Maties Sport team mate and Paralympic icon, Zanele Situ, also tasted success, winning gold in the F54 Javelin with a 16.85m effort.
Charne Felix was one of the highlights on 24 April:
Maria Combrink grabbed the headlines on 25 April:
Overall, women competitors put in stellar performances during these Champs, accounting for one world record, five African records and 18 national marks, making it difficult for Paralympic selectors.
On 23 June, the world Paralympic association (WPA) will let SASCOC know how many extra slots – in addition to the 10 already given to the country in athletics – South Africa can allocate to its athletes.
SASAPD President, Moekie Grobbelaar, congratulated the participants on their record-breaking performances and thanked all partners, sponsors and volunteers for ensuring that the games were able to take place.
For the second year, headline sponsor, Toyota South Africa, donated a quantum bus which was handed to Free State’s Martie du Plessis school for cerebral palsied, physically and learning disabled.
The Championships were WPA sanctioned and provided track and field athletes with the chance to better their world rankings. All athletes, who haven’t previously opened a slot for South Africa have till 6 June 2021 to better their ranking and in turn have their result considered to open a slot for the country.
Provisional Women Records:
World Records – 1
Africa Records – 5
South African records (Senior and Age group) – 18
Toyota SASAPD National Championships Day 4 Track and Field records 26 April 2021:
Arina Nicolaisen (FS) 1500m Senior women T38 – 06:18,76 (Provisional Africa record)
Jana Kleynhans (GP) 400m u/20 women T46 – 1:10,70 (Provisional RSA record)
BC3 Boccia Results:
Gold: Elanza Jordaan (WC)
Silver: Karabo Morapedi (FS)
Bronze: Yonela Mgogi (EC)
Athletics Records at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, on 25 April, 2021:
Maria Combrink (GP) Shotput open women F64 – 11.15 (World record)
Simone Kruger (GP) Shotput Open women F38 – 11,23 (Provisional African record)
Yané van der Merwe (GP) Shotput Open women F44 – 8.76 (Provisional RSA record)
Vidah Muthabi (Limpopo) Shotput Open women F43 – 5.93 (Provisional RSA record)
Andrea Haywood (WP) Shotput u/20 women F38 – 7,57 (Provisional RSA record)
Ayanbulela Langa (EC) Javelin u/17 women F34 – 9.68 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Discus u/17 women F46 – 22.87 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Javelin u/17 women F46 – 30,96 (Provisional RSA record)
Imani Phetu (GP) Javelin u/17 women F37 – 11,10 (Provisional RSA record)
Hemarisha du Toit (GP) Shotput u/20 women F44 – 8.63 (Provisional RSA record)
Agnes Tau (FS) Shotput u/20 women F63 – 4,76 (Provisional RSA record)
Jana Kleynhans (GP) 200m u/20 women T46 – 29,61 (Provisional RSA record)
Kim Macdonald (GP) 200m u/20 women T64 – 40,26 (Provisional RSA record)
Athletics Records at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, on 24 April, 2021:
Yané van der Merwe (GP) Discus Open women F44 – 29.92 (Provisional Africa record)
Charné Felix (WP) Long Jump Open women T44 – 4,37 (Provisional Africa record)
Kim Macdonald (GP) Long Jump u/20 women T64 – 2,84 (Provisional RSA record)
Andrea Haywood (WP) Discus u/20 women F38 – 19.42 (Provisional RSA record)
Phila du Plessis (KZN) Shotput u/17 women F46 – 8.40 (Provisional RSA record)
Ayabulela Langa (EP) Shotput u/17 women F34 – 5.10 (Provisional RSA record)
Photo caption: Western Province athlete Elanza Jordaan pictured with her gold medal after her podium topping finish at the BC3 Boccia event, at the 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships which concluded in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. Photo: Elanza Jordaan (FB)