Provincial pride rests with local disabled athlete

UPCOMING PARALYMPIAN: Local runner Lungisani Mtsatse is currently in Bloemfontein at the Nedbank National Championships for Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired Athletes, and is planning to come home with medals as well as a qualification at the 2020 Paralympics

A FAMILIAR figure, local differently-abled runner Lungisani Mtsatse has won many medals and was, once again, chosen to represent the Eastern Cape at an athletics meet in Bloemfontein that began yesterday (March 28) and ends on April 3.

The athletics meeting, the 2018 Nedbank National Championships for Physically Disabled and Visually Impaired Athletes, is organised by South Africa Sports Association for the Physically Disabled whose objective is to develop and promote the sporting codes offered at Paralympic level for athletes with physical disabilities, visual impairment and blindness.

Trips like this cost money and Mtsatse has been assisted to attend such meetings in the past.

“I would be very appreciative people’s assistance in any way,” he said.

For more on this story, see this week’s Talk of the Town, out tomorrow.

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