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South Africa's leading players shone at the Acsa South African Open at Ellis Park in Johannesburg last week, but were thwarted in their quest for titles in the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour Super Series event.
Participants in this year's Sappi Scottburgh MTB Race will also be doing their bit to help support surrounding communities, with profits from the event being used to buy and distribute wheelchairs to those in need.
South Africa's wheelchair tennis team delivered a strong performance at the World Team Cup in South Korea last week, with the men's team winning promotion to the elite World Group I of the game, and Kgothatso Montjane going undefeated in the women's singles.
After winning the Boston Marathon for a record ninth time, South African wheelchair racing star Ernst van Dyk now has more victories in the world-famous marathon, first contested in 1897, than anyone in any racing category.
South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk won the Boston Marathon last Monday to continue a remarkable record of success in the prestigious race. It was his eighth win in nine years.
South African wheelchair racing superstar Ernst van Dyk's lofty status in the international Paralympic community was recently underlined when he was chosen as one of 11 Paralympic ambassadors by the International Paralympic Committee.
South African Paralympic wheelchair star Ernst van Dyk - five-time winner of the Boston Marathon, and the world record holder in the wheelchair marathon - was named World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability at the 2006 Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona on Monday.
South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk has won the famous Boston Marathon for a record fifth consecutive time, coming home almost six minutes clear of his nearest challenger - also South African - Krige Schabort.
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