IWAS Athlete with International Potential, Ntando Mahlangu selected for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games


Fourteen year old IWAS Athlete with International Potential, Ntando Mahlangu announced as part of South African delegation for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

IWAS is delighted to congratulate IWAS Athlete with International Potential 2015, Ntando Mahlangu on his Rio 2016 Paralympic selection!

At his second IWAS Games attendance earlier this month (July 2016), 14 year old Mahlangu broke two World Record times, finishing the Games with four Gold medals. First came the T42 800m ran in 2:06.70 smashing the previous World Record time of 2:32.55 held by USA’s Kevin Messner followed by a second World Record time of 0:52.61 in the 400m in day two of the Czech competition.

Talking at the IWAS Games, Johan Snyders, Founder of Jumping Kids, South Africa said, "We are so proud of Ntando, he did excellently! Competing internationally remains the best way for young athletes to grow as it provides a valuable learning opportunity for both the competitor, and team, while competing at the highest level,”

Catch Ntando in action at the London Anniversary Games held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 22 – 23 July 2016 where he will battle against some seasoned greats such as current 200m European, World and Paralympic champion, Richard Whitehead and fellow GB athlete and Invictus Games 200m winner, David Henson.

IWAS wishes Ntando the very best of luck!