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'Sharkboy' Achmat Hassiem enthuses over SportShow

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CAPE TOWN - Paralympian Achmat Hassiem, fondly known as “Sharkboy”, has described his delight at being part of the Cape Argus SportShow.

The three-day sporting showcase took place at Sandringham Farm at the weekend and included a number of activities for the whole family.

Big favourites were the drone racing, watersports, BMX biking and The Grind obstacle course.

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Paralympian Achmat Hassiem was a speaker at the Cape Argus SportShow on Saturday. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix

Hassiem participated in the Extreme Speaker Box where he delivered a motivational talk about how he coped after losing his right leg to a great white shark at Muizenberg beach.

“The event itself is amazing and it is such a great venue, so many activities going on from drone racing to people having a pool where you can literally dive in and people bouncing on trampolines. It is absolutely phenomenal.

“For a guy who is a athlete, the vibe you want to be in, everything is active and people can just come and enjoy themselves, which is great.”

Azrah Bassier from Cape Town said: “I only knew about it because my uncle is working here.

“Also it’s expensive to get in and then you still have to pay for stuff as well, so a lot of people aren’t going on the rides.”

Devin De Moylane said: “I’m glad I came because there is a lot more than I expected.

“I came to see the drone racing because that was what I saw on social media and while that was awesome to watch, the BMX guys were crazy and the skydiving was pretty cool.”

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