All hail Hilton Langenhoven as he bounced back from track disappointment to grab South Africa’s second gold medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Langenhoven had been disqualified from the T12 400-metres semi-final for stepping outside of his... Read more
Sasol Paralympics 2016
Sasol is once again backing the national Paralympic team as it prepares to participate in the upcoming 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 4 000 athletes from 168 countries are expected to take part in the games.
Sasol has been involved in disability sport since 2008 when the company signed up to be a major sponsor of the South African national men’s wheelchair basketball team and the national Paralympic team in the build-up to the 2008 Beijing Paralympics in China..
Since then, our involvement in disability sport has enabled both teams to soar. At the 2012 London Paralympics, the South African Paralympic team amassed an incredible 29 medals, bringing South Africa’s total medal tally to an impressive158 – the highest since the country’s readmission to the global sporting arena in 1992.
Sasol is committed to South Africa’s advancement on all fronts. That is why we are also proud of our involvement in disability sport, which is aligned to our commitment to empowerment and breaking barriers to opportunities.
As we count down to the Rio Olympics in Brazil, Sasol wishes all the South African Paralympic team all the best. May your determination and fighting spirit continue to inspire South Africans and make us proud.
We are behind you all the way.
While ‘veteran’ Kevin Paul predictably grabbed the glory (and the headlines) with breaststroke gold on Thursday’s opening day of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, two Team South Africa’s debutants were delighting in their own... Read more
Team South Africa’s Paralympic medal chase is off to a golden start after swimmer Kevin Paul powered his way to breaststroke gold in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night. Paul, 25, won the SB9 100-metre event in 1min 04.86sec... Read more