SA Para Powerlifters Call for Support Ahead of World Ability Sport Games

National para powerlifting convenor, Anita Barnard (centre), pictured celebrating her completion of a 3 day IPF International Trainer Education Level 2 course in Gauteng. The South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled has issued a call for financial support to allow the squad to participate at the World Ability Sport Games, scheduled to take place from 1-9 December 2023, in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Photo: SASAPD on Facebook

South Africa’s Para Powerlifting team is reaching out for financial assistance to back the squad carefully selected by the South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD).

They are set to proudly represent South Africa at the forthcoming World Ability Sport Games, scheduled to take place from 1-9 December 2023, in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

A Call for Financial Backing For more information, click here to visit the SASAPD Facebook post

“The para powerlifting athletes can only be ranked and classified at international competitions. The ranking is to generate slots for World and Olympic games, so that is why it is so important that we get our athletes to these games,” Anita Barnard said.

The Demands and Legacy of Para Powerlifting Para Powerlifting is a discipline that demands exceptional upper body strength and focus.

South Africa has a rich history of representation in this sport at the Paralympic Games. Now, as the nation strives to continue this legacy, the team is actively seeking financial support to make their dreams a reality.

For the athletes that were selected, the path to global representation revolves around classification and the accumulation of world-ranking points. These factors are pivotal in the journey toward the Paralympic Games.

Sanctioned competitions, such as the World Ability Sport Games in Thailand, play a vital role in achieving these milestones.


Photo Caption: National para powerlifting convenor, Anita Barnard (centre), pictured celebrating her completion of a 3 day IPF International Trainer Education Level 2 course in Gauteng. The South African Sport Association for the Physically Disabled has issued a call for financial support to allow the squad to participate at the World Ability Sport Games, scheduled to take place from 1-9 December 2023, in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Photo: SASAPD on Facebook

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