Winner inspires all

2017-10-11 06:02
Visually impaired athlete Nielbert Mostert (right) is the Express Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. With him is Carlyle Stewart, his pilot in the para-cycling (tandem) event. Photo: Supplied

Visually impaired athlete Nielbert Mostert (right) is the Express Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. With him is Carlyle Stewart, his pilot in the para-cycling (tandem) event. Photo: Supplied

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Multi-talented Nielbert Mostert (15) has been chosen as September’s winner of the Express Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for his achievements in three sports categories.

He defies the odds in athletics, para-cycling and wrestling for the physically disabled.

Nielbert is a Gr. 9 learner of the Sentraal High School in Bloemfontein.

At this year’s Nedbank Championship for the Physically Disabled in Port Elizabeth, Nielbert scooped three gold medals compe-ting in the category (T-13) for the visually impaired.

He obtained three gold medals in the 400 m, 800 m and long jump.

For his milestones, Nielbert was also awarded the Hein Wagenaar trophy as the best visually impaired athlete at the games.

In the VI category in para-cycling (tandem) with his pilot, Carlyle Stewart, he won four gold medals in the four different distance events, setting a South African record.

Nielbert also won a silver medal at the 2017 u.15 South African Wrestling Championship in the 42 to 47 kg category.

Nielbert would like to be an inspiration to other people with disabilities.

  • He wants to prove to them that you can live a full life and make a diffe-rence in the lives of other people. Send your SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month nomination for learners aged from six to 18 today.

Nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection.

You can email your nomination to supersport­@zpr.co.za or fax it to 086-552-4922.


More on the Let’s Play initiative:

SuperSport over time has evolved as the quintessential sports authority.

With such strong sporting influence within the South African market, SuperSport has been perfectly poised to harness this power and rally the public and corporates to truly make a difference in society.

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