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Para Athletes to participate in South Africa's Global Athlete Partnership for Sports Camp

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced that the Global Athlete Partnership for Sports (GAPS) Africa 2023 will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa from August 23 to September 10, 2023. The training camp will feature athletes from three sports: Para-athletics, Powerlifting, and Para Table Tennis.

The CGF applied the following principles in the selection process: ensuring gender balance with a ratio of 60% male and 40% female for coach selection, and a 50:50 ratio for athletes in 2023. There was also consideration given to the distribution between the three sports: Para-athletics (50%), Powerlifting (28%), and Para Table Tennis (22%). Additionally, no athletes under the age of 18 were selected in this round.

Sierra Leonean athletes George Wyndham and Arold Sheka Kamara have been selected to compete in Para Table Tennis and Para Powerlifting, respectively. Wyndham is a decorated Paralympian who has won multiple medals at the African Games and the World Para Table Tennis Championships. Kamara is a rising star in Para Powerlifting who has already set several international records, including at the Dubai World Cup Para Competition.

GAPS Africa 2023 is a valuable opportunity for these athletes to train and compete against other top athletes from the Commonwealth. The camp will also provide them with the support and resources they need to succeed at the highest level.


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