Doug Anderson - Sporting Career - #TheVoiceOnWheels
  World Wheelchair Games 96            
Doug Anderson was exposed to sports for people with disabilities at Hope School. He was chosen to represent Southern Transvaal (now Central Gauteng) at the National Championships for the Physically Disabled from 1989 – 1997. Doug retired from competitive sports in 1997 after the National Championships, to pursue his studies.

Doug initially competed in Wheelchair Racing, Swimming, Field Events and Wheelchair Basketball. He later specialised in Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and short distance Wheelchair Racing.

Over his sporting career, Doug won 39 Gold, 16 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. He also broke numerous records.

In 1995 Doug was invited to participate in the All African Invitational Games where he won Bronze for 800m Wheelchair Racing.

In 1996, Doug was chosen to represent South Africa at the World Wheelchair Games in Stoke Mandeville, U.K. where he won a Bronze Medal for 100m Breaststroke.

Awards that Doug Anderson has won for sports include:

Best Wheelchair Athlete 1997
Sportsman of The Year 1996
Victor Ludorum of the National Championships 1996
Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Basketball 1996

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