Tyrone Pillay

“I aim to perform at the best of my ability and obtain medals in both my events at the National event. My goal is to make the SA Paralympic squad”.

Sport: Athletics
Nationality: South African
Gender: Male
Born: 1st May, 1980
Amputation: Above-the-Knee
Class: F42
Main Events: Shot Put, Discus
Club: Is Ability Sports Club
Affiliations: Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics & Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund

Background

Tyrone was born in Durban and still resides in Durban today. He works as IT Technical Specialist when not chasing his goal of forming part of the SA Paralympic squad.

“The fact that I know that I can make a difference in many people’s lives by showing that there are no obstacles in life & that you can overcome anything if you have the will to succeed is what inspires me. In life it’s not only about winning but the fact that you performed at your best that counts.”

Tyrone is a below-knee amputee, a condition he was born with, and he became involved with Icexpress in 2009. He was classified as a F42 competitor for the first time at the 2011 Nedbank National Championships due to the problems associated  with his knee.

2009 Tyrone won silver in the F44 Shot Put event at the Nedbank National Championships.
2010 March - Silver in the F44 Discus event with a throw of 31.75m, and the bronze in the F44 Shot Put event with a throw of 09.71 meters at the Rustenburg Nedbank National Champioships
2011 March - Silver with a distance of 30.64m in the F42 Discus event, and gold with a distance of 12.08m in the Shot put
2012 Won gold with a heave of 12.58m in the men’s open F42 shot put, and silver in the discus at the 2012 Nedbank National Championships in Durban.
2013 Pillay bagged silver in the open F42 discus item with a throw measuring 30.45 meters, and ended his campaign with an A-qualifying 12.6m heave for gold in the shot put.

Selected to represent South Africa at the sixth IPC World Championships in Lyon, France.

Top Five Finish for SA’s Young Para Athletes

South Africa secures a top five finish, with 22 medals and four world records, at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships that took place from 1-4 August in Nottwil, Switzerland.

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