Montjane’s Amazing Paralympic Bid

Montjane’s Amazing Paralympic Bid

South African tennis prodigy Kgothatso Montjane, who has a winning streak of eight uninterrupted tournaments titles, has secured wild card berth to the 2008 Paralympics in Bejing, China, following her win over Nigeria’s Suzanna Dawodu in the Silver Fund Women’s Finals. Pictures courtesy Wheelchair Tennis SA

South African tennis prodigy Kgothatso Montjane, who has a winning streak of eight uninterrupted tournaments titles, has all but secured SA’s wild card berth to the 2008 Paralympics in Bejing, China, following her win over Nigeria’s Suzanna Dawodu in the Silver Fund Women’s Finals. Pictures courtesy Wheelchair Tennis SA

Kgothatso Montjane continued her amazing local winning streak by making it eight tournaments in a row after victory in the the Silver Fund Women’s Final, simultaneously placing herself in good stead to earn SA’s wild card berth to the 2008 Paralympics in Bejing, China.

South African Tennis is abuzz about Montjane’s brilliant achievement, with her latest impresive work a clever tactical over a very strong shot-playing Nigerian opponent in Suzanna Dawodu, but who is also known for her lack in mobility.

Montjane proudly displays her tournament trophy, wrapped proudly in the South African flag

Montjane proudly displays her tournament trophy, wrapped proudly in the South African flag

Montjane exploited Dawodu’s weekness with her deadly accurate shots and scintillating speed around the court, with the first few games hotly contested.

Every game went to deuce numerous times; but once the South African managed to secure a 4-2 lead, there was no looking back; and Montjane made a clean sweep of the final eight games for a remarkable record.

Silver Fund Women’s Finals:
Kgothatso Montjane (LIM) bt Suzanna Dawodu (NGR) 6-2 6-0

By |2016-12-12T10:13:48+00:00October 4th, 2007|Disabled Sport|0 Comments

About the Author:

Launched in 2006, gsport exists to enhance the commercial prospects of our women athletes, and other women in sport, by telling the inspiring story of SA women in sport. Thank you for your contribution!

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: