Toyota gears up for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Toyota gears up for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • The countdown to the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 has begun
  • Toyota congratulates their ambassadors Tyrone Pillay and Ntando Mahlangu 
  • Start your Impossible and meet Toyota ambassadors and para-athletes

There are less than 10 days to the much-anticipated Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Set to kick off in Tokyo, Japan – the opening ceremony will be just as exciting as the Olympic Games. The Paralympic Games are scheduled to run from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) wishes to congratulate all the Team SA athletes at the recent Olympic Games – for giving their all, doing their best and achieving their dreams. The Olympic Games took place from 23 July to 8 August 2021, and they were sure fun and thrilling to watch. In the end, Team South Africa managed to score three medals, one gold (Tatjana Schoenmaker, Women’s 200m Breaststroke) and two silver (Tatjana Schoenmaker, Women’s 100m Breaststroke and Bianca Buitendag, Women’s surfing shortboard).


“At Toyota, we believe that movement and mobility in all its definitions is all around us. Sport has the power to connect people. This is where we learn the true power of sport – it can challenge us, inspire us and, most importantly, unify us,” says Glenn Crompton, Vice President: Marketing at Toyota South Africa Motors.

“As the Worldwide Official Mobility Partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, Toyota shares the vision to inspire people to push onward – past their finish line, past their impossible. We have seen so many examples of people achieving the impossible at the various sporting national championships and qualifying games.

“Toyota believes that you can achieve great things when you move. This is why we are a proud partner of the Tokyo 2020 Games. We are wholeheartedly committed to unleashing human potential through the power of movement,” he explains.


Toyota South Africa is proud and fully supportive of their ambassadors and two Para-athletes, Tyrone Pillay (shot put) and Ntando Mahlangu (athletics). Tyrone Pillay is a Global Team Toyota athlete, para athlete, bronze medal paralympian and mentor, and is ready to conquer the world at the Tokyo Paralympics. Ntando Mahlangu is an inspiring role model and an incredible athlete, He’s a silver medal paralympian and TSAM ambassador and is deemed “the one to watch” at the Tokyo Paralympics.

“We wish the two sportsmen all the best for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and we know you will do South Africa, your fans and Toyota proud,” adds Crompton.

Both Tyrone Pillay and Ntando Mahlangu were confirmed at the recent virtual press conference held by SASCOC today.


Toyota’s theme for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is Start your Impossible. This was the brand’s first global campaign, conceptualised in 2018 to reflect the Olympic and Paralympic spirit of encouragement, challenge and progress.

It is an impassioned call to action which is designed to create a more inclusive and sustainable society in which every single human being is encouraged to reach for and attain his or her personal best.

This notion reinforces Toyota’s goal of moving from an automobile – to a mobility company that highlights real-life mobility stories, as well as everyday people and athletes who demonstrate the values of humility, hard work and tenacity in the face of adversity.



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