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#SpicePeople: Meet Tyrone Pillay, #Rio2016 Olympian

“I  always perform for best results in sport and in life. My goal is to make the team heading to Rio 2016”

Tyrone Pillay hails from Durban, a career Information Technology  when not chasing his passion of a Rio Olympian at #Rio2016.

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August25, 2016. WITH A CHANCE: Shot putter Tyrone Pillay. Pic: JACKIE CLAUSEN. © Sunday Times

“What inspires me is the fact that I can make a difference in people’s lives by proving  that anything can be overcome if you have the will to succeed. It is not about winning. The fact that you performed at your best is what counts.

#VIDEO Tyrone Pillay dedicates medal to mum who cheered him on at #RioParalympics. #WATCH here!

What inspired you: After watching the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, I was inspired and motivated to compete as a Paralympic athlete. Being as big as I am, shotput was an automatic choice.

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Personal Sponsors: PeptoSport, Puma, Ossur, Icexpress Prosthetics

Nickname: Ty or “the Hulk”

Role Model: My parents. They been the people I have always looked up to and have always given me the belief that I can achieve anything that I want to.

Favourite Food: Tuna, Basmati rice & salad

How do you spend your down time? There is hardly ever much down time with having to juggle work,training and traveling but I love to gym, play tennis and just have fun. Also love watching comedies.

Twitter Handle: @pillaytyrone

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Specialist Event/s: Shotput

Importance of the EADP for you: EADP is a great program which supports athletes from KZN in various ways. Allowing you to receive the best assistance from some of the best professionals in the business. Programs like EADP is certainly a way of developing our new generation of talented sportsmen & sportswoman.

Favourite Drink: Water


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