MPUMALANGA GOVERNMENT CONGRATULATES GOLD MEDALIST, MAHLANGU
31 August 2021
The Mpumalanga Provincial Government has joined the sporting fraternity and all citizens by congratulating gold medalist, Mr Ntando Mahlangu for his achievement. Mahlangu won a gold medal by setting a new world record of 7.17 meters in the men’s long jump during the 2020 Paralympics in Japan recently.
The Provincial Government says by setting a new world record in the long jump track, Mahlangu has affirmed Mpumalanga as the province of a pioneering spirit. Mpumalanga Premier says Mahlangu’s gold medal glory is an inspiration not only for the young people in the province but country wide. “At the age of 19, Mahlangu is a prototype of young people that are determined to shape the vision of a Mpumalanga province that we all call home. His conquest should spur like-minded young sports participants to emulate his achievement at world stages,” says Mtshweni-Tsipane.
This is the third time that Mahlangu’s sporting heroism was recognized at world stages of sports. He won silver medals in 2016 in Brazil during the Rio Paralympics Games and in 2017 in the men’s 200 meters. He follows in the footsteps of sports champions in Mpumalanga, such as Mr Josia Tugwana, a gold medalist who earned his stripes, after completing a long distance marathon in 1996 in the United States of America. The Premier urged Mahlangu to use his achievements by motivating the youth to pursue their interests in various sporting codes.
Issued by the Mpumalanga Provincial Government
(A) Provincial Government’s Spokesperson: George Mthethwa
Tel: (013) 766 2242
Mobile: 083 302 2774