ANCYL applauds Paralympians

2012-09-10 13:18

Johannesburg - The South African Paralympians did a lot in the London games to inspire the next generation, the ANC Youth League said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) applauded the men and women of Team SA for their determination, courage and bravery against all odds.

"We acknowledge that the team in its entirety would have been young people - who all their lives have had to swim against the tide, fight against odds and disappoint those who said they never could, today they can proudly say - they did and they were able."

The ANCYL said that it was everyday heroes like Team SA that embodied the youth of the country.

As the games closed on Sunday, the South African team ended them with a total of 29 medals - eight gold, 12 silver and nine bronze.

Finishing in the top 20 of the over 70 countries that participated our pride in the team knows no bounds and we are confident of even greater success in Brazil, Sangoni-Khawe added.

"We trust that government will continue to nurture our national talent and support sports as a critical component of social cohesion and building a winning nation," she said.

"To this end, we would expect the urgent implementation of resolutions particularly on the revival of school sports and expanding access to sporting facilities."

The ANCYL added that the private sector should also be inspired by team SA to pledge sponsorships across all sporting codes.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-09-10 13:35

    i am rather surprised that the ancyl didn't compete in the events for the intellectually disabled

      desertratbkf - 2012-09-10 15:12

      Brilliant!!!! This is the next best funny, after Showerhead saying service delivery is "exceptional". Maybe this halfwit should have carried the flag!

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-09-10 15:26

      Amazing ~ perhaps they can see what real achievement is. It take work and dedication. Not dictatorship, jumping around, lying, cheating, conniving, misbehaving, and generally being useless. These challenged people (the paralympians) that is can really hold their heads up high and be totally proud of their achievements in the face of adversity which has afflicted them all their lives!

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