January 14 - Bruce Warner (pictured) will be South Africa's sole representative at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) have announced.

Warner, an Alpine skier, will take part in his fourth Paralympics, from March 12-21.

Electrical engineer Warner, 39, was born in Bloemfontein, but is currently based in Aubonne, Switzerland, and made history at Nagano in 1998 when he became the first South African to compete in the Winter Paralympics.

Warner, who lost a leg in a vehicle accident in 1988 which ended a promising hockey career, first discovered his aptitude for skiing on a trip to Canada and he has been racing competitively for more than a decade in a sport as uncommon to his hometown of Tweespruit as surfing is to Siberia.