She almost didn’t make it to Tokyo. Her hopes of taking part were hanging by a thread when she contracted Covid a few weeks before she was due to fly to the Paralympic Games.
But if ever there was a poster child for the vaccine, it’s Anruné Weyers. Her symptoms were quite severe and she struggled to breathe but because she was all jabbed up she didn’t have to be hospitalised.
And not only did the 28-year-old athlete make a full recovery in time to catch her flight, she went on to make South Africa proud by becoming the first gold medallist of the 2020 Paralympic Games.