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SA Paralympian Tyrone Pillay fury at airline over prosthesis

Tyrone Pillay received a bronze medal at the men's shot put final in Rio (Image credit: AFP)

A South African Paralympic shot-putter has hit out at South African Airways for refusing to allow him to board with his prosthetic leg. Bronze medallist Tyrone Pillay says he was prevented from boarding an internal flight from Johannesburg to Durban as he made his way back from Brazil. On Twitter, the athlete called the airline “disrespectful”. South African Airways says ...

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