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Port Elizabeth is set to experience a gold rush of a different kind when South Africa's sports stars with disabilities strive for glory at the Nedbank National Championships for the physically disabled.
The championships begin on April 6 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Over 800 physically disabled and visually impaired athletes from 12 regional associations will fight it out on the athletics, swimming, archery, football, goalball, boccia and powerlifting fronts. Records aplenty are on the cards when the university's track and field stadium becomes a hive of activity on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
And while watching several South African Paralympic team stars in action is an exciting prospect, so is the opportunity for rising talent to make their mark at this annual showpiece.
From a swimming perspective, all roads lead to Glenvandale for aquatics action on April 6 and 7 from 8am to 1pm, with the evening session starting at 6pm and finishing at 8pm. The university campus will also play host to the archery competition, with leading athletes from the regions out to hit the mark when the competition takes place from April 6 to 8 from 8am to 1pm.
Goals galore are on the cards when the 7-a-side soccer competition takes place at the university campus from April 7 to 9, with the provincial sides playing inland and coastal pools.
Boccia, one of the leading sports at Paralympic level which requires muscle control, accuracy and a high level of focus and concentration, will take place at the university's indoor sports centre, with the individual events taking place on April 6 and 7.
Goalball, a sport designed for blind or visually impaired athletes, will take place at the university campus from April 6 to 8, with South Africa's leading junior and senior male and female athletes striving for medals. - Sapa