Team SA scores 7 medals in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics!
The 2020 Paralympic Games, held in Tokyo from 21 August 2021 came to end yesterday, Sunday, 05 September 2021. With Team South Africa (SA) athletes finishing of on a triumphant note, scoring 7 medals: four gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals.
The Western Cape’s golden girl, Anrune Weyers Weyers paved a way when she won her first gold medal for team SA in women’s 400 m event (T47) event. Her 55.60 seconds in the same event that she set in Huizingen in Belgium in 2019 remains untouched.
Pieter du Preez, a cyclist amongst the Paralympics medalists who won a gold medal in the men’s (H1) time trial.
Ntando Mahlangu came home with two gold medals. Winning the first Paralympic gold coin in the men’s 200 m (T63) long jump setting a new world record. He won his second gold medal in the men’s 200 m (T61) event.
Sheryl James won her bronze medal in women’s 400 m event (T37).
Runner, Loazanne Coetzee won two medals a silver and gold. She won her first silver medal with her guide Erasmus Badenhorst in the women’s 1500 m (T11) in an African record of 4: 40. 96. Coetzee won her second medal, bronze in the women’s marathon (T12) alongside with her guide Claus Kempen. Her bronze medal was the final medal of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Sunday night was the closing ceremony and Coetzee carried the flag high for Team SA.