Starting the conversation: African Perspectives on the Paralympic Movement

Following the successful Sports Africa Live initial roundtables the series continue with the fifth roundtable  on October 17 , 2020 @ 3:00-4:30 GMT will focus on African Perspectives on the Paralympic Movement

This panel aims to position Africa in relation to the global Paralympic Movement by drawing the lived experiences of administrators, coaches, team management and athletes in a conversation. The panelists will discuss their experiences, role and involvement in the movement. The conversation will build on the following discussions topics:

    • Media representation of Para-athletes and the Para-sports events;
    • Classification processes and how they affect African countries;
    • Technological developments and the influence thereof on the games;
    • Experiences of athletes;
    • Where the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is headed in the next few years;
    • The long-term prospects for Africa’s involvement in the Paralympic Movement.

Para-athletics panelists

Ernesta Strydom, International Paralympic Committee, South Africa
technical official
Limpho Rakoto, National Paralympic Committee, president and former athlete, Lesotho
Suren Ayadassen, National Paralympic Committee Representative, Mauritius
Memory Kahlari, Team management and administration, Namibia
Hetsie Veitch,  Former classifier, South Africa

Louzzane Coetzee, Women’s 1500m and World Record Holder 5000m Paralympian, South Africa

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