DAILY UPDATE – 11 September 2016
Kevin Paul – Swimming
Hilton Langenhoven – Athletics
Ilse Hayes – Athletics Ntando Mahlangu – Athletics
Fanie van der Merwe – Athletics
Charl, Fanie and Ilse boost Team SA’s medal count to five!
By Mark Etheridge
Charl du Toit and Fanie van der Merwe banked Team South Africa’s third and fourth medals of the Paralympic Games in Rio on Sunday as they ran to first and third place respectively in the T37 100-metre track final.
And 10 minutes after their gold-bronze sprint final it was Stellenbosch training partner Ilse Hayes who scorched to silver in the women’s T13 100m final to make it five for SA in this Games campaign.
The extra trio of medals bumped Team SA up to 16th on the medals table.
Du Toit, who broke the world record in the semi-finals with a barnstorming 11.42sec, came from behind in front of a crowd of 30,000, to take gold from Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed in 11.45sec. He kept his cool to run a beautifully controlled race, overtaking his continental counterpart with around 25m to run and showing the world his customary smile.
‘I didn’t get the best of starts, the Egyptian guy was flying – hats off to him.
‘But I kept my control and at about 70m I knew I was in the mix. I had to really work for this one.’ Explaining the smile he said: ‘I just really enjoy athletics and just love doing this. the big smile was for my late uncle [killed in a home robbery recently], my training group, coach Suzanne Ferreira, my conditioning coach Sean Surmon and I also had my parents here which was amazing.’
Van der Merwe, the 2012 Paralympic champion in this event finished strongly to be credited with the same time as Mohamed in what will be his final Paralympics.
As for Hayes, she rocketed out of the blocks faster than anyone apart from American Kym Crosby but her nemesis of late, Ukraine’s Leilia Adzhametova hunted her down and passed about three-quarters into the race to set a new world record of 11.79sec.
Hayes’ time was non too shabby either as she clocked a season’s best 11.91 with Crosby third in 12.24.
Of the eight finishers there was one world record, one season’s best and three personal bests, testimony to the lightning quick nature of the track.
Out on Estadio Lagoa, the rowing crowd were in action in the LTA Mix4+ final and pulled their way to a brave fifth-placed finish.
They clocked 3min 28.39sec for the 1000m course as Great Britain, USA and Canada won gold, silver and bronze respectively.
Winning time for Great Britain was 3:17.17 as they won gold by more than two seconds and were outside Germany’s Paralympic record of 3:15.91 set four years ago in London. But, coxed by Willie Morgan, Shannon Murray, Lucy Perold, Dylan Trollope and Dieter Roslee can still hold their heads high. Trollope turned 19 on Saturday and would no doubt have loved a medal to celebrate with… but it was not to be.
Earlier Sandra Khumalo had ended fourth in the B Final of the ASW1X Single Skulls. Competing at her second Paralympics, she stormed her way to a time of 5min 58.770sec for the 1000m.
Going through 250 in 1:23.930, halfway in 2:53.500 and the three-quarter mark in 4:24.760, she was third but overtaken by the Italian boat in the final stages.
In the pool, teenager Alani Ferreira ended seventh in heat two of the SB13 100m breaststroke. She clocked 1:27.52 which ranked her 13th of 15 competitors as the slowest qualifier for the final went 1:21.74.
Next to go was Kevin Paul, winner of SA’s first gold at these Paralympics on Thursday (SB9 breaststroke). Sunday saw him in S10 200m Individual Medley action. In Heat Two, he ended fourth in 2:15.09, as Denys Dubrov, the man he beat into silver on Thursday wooing 2:09.23. But it was still good enough to get him through to the eight-man final with only 11 swimmers starting this event.
In the women’s powerlifting event Chantell Stierman ended sixth of seven competitors in the – 61kg division. The Kimberley lifter, who was part of Team SA at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, two years ago had a best of 80kg on the day as Nigeria’s Lucky Ejike set a
Paralympic and world record of 142kg
SuperSport will broadcast two 24-hour channels (SS13 and SS14) in High Definition for the duration of the Games with producers choosing the best of four feeds from Olympic Broadcast Services. What isn’t broadcast live will be broadcast on a delayed basis.
The popular Blitz channel will carry regular Paralympic news items, while the two TV channels will be available via streaming via www.supersport.com and the SuperSport and DStv Now apps, as well as social platforms and DStv Catch Up.
Daily two-hour highlights packages will be scheduled on SS Select and SS9.
TEAM SA APP for Paralympics.
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Results from Sun 11 September 2016
Alani Ferreira – 100m Breaststroke SB13 (finished 7th, time of 1:27.52, did not qualify for finals) Kevin Paul – 200m IM SM10 (finished 4th, time of 2:15.09 and qualified for finals)
Charl du Toit/Fanie van der Merwe 100m T37 (GOLD for Charl and BRONZE for Fanie, times of 11:45 and 11:54 respectively)
Ilse Hayes 100m T13 (SILVER in a time of 11:91) Ntando Mahlangu 200m T42 (SILVER in a time of 23.77) Heats:
Arnu Fourie 200m T43/T44 (finished 5th in a time of 22.67 and did not qualify for the finals)
Eliphas Maripa – Men’s singles WT09-08 (lost 6-7, -5-7 to Takuya Miki of Japan)
Kgothatso Montjane – Women’s singles WT09-12 (lost 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 to Zhenzhen Zhu of China) Eliphas Maripa/Leon Els – Men’s doubles WT09-12 (lost 5-7, 2-6 to Argentina)
Sandra Khumalo AS Women’s tx (finished 4th time of 5:58.77) Final A
Willie Morgan, Shannon Murray, Lucy Perold, Dylan Trollope, Dieter Rosslee LTA mixed 4+ (finished in 5th place
Khone von Zeuner P3 Precision (finished 27th with 273-3x points)
Khone von Zeuner P3 Rapid (finished 20th with 548-11x points and did not qualify for the finals) POWERLIFTING:
Chantel Stierman Bench Press PO09 (Women’s 61kg, Chantel finished 6th with a best of 80kg) EQUESTRIAN:
Philippa Johnson – Dressage Qualification (Philippa finished 5th with 69.921 points riding Lord Louis and does not qualify for a medal)
Athletes in action on Monday 12 September 2016
(All times listed below are for South Africa) SWIMMING:
2.44pm Alani Ferreira – 400m Freestyle S13 3.26pm Henri Herbst – 50m Freestyle S11 3.42pm Achmat Hassiem 100m Butterfly S10 4.03pm Emily Gray 100m freestyle S9
10.40pm Alani Ferreira – 400m Freestyle S13 11.10pm Henri Herbst – 50m Freestyle S11
11.32pm Alani Ferreira potential medal presentation – 400m Freestyle S13 11.40pm Achmat Hassiem 100m Butterfly S10 final
00.16am (Tues) Emily Gray 100m freestyle S9 final
00.23am (Tues) Henri Herbst – potential medal presentation – 50m Freestyle S11 00.57am (Tues) Achmat Hassiem – potential medal presentation –100m Butterfly S10 01.33am (Tues) Emily Gray – potential medal presentation – 100m freestyle S9
3.24pm Leizel Gouws 400m T37 4.00pm Tyrone Pillay Final shot put F42 5.22pm Dyan Buis 100m T38
11.10pm Tyrone Pillay potential medal ceremony Final:
00.20am (Tues) Arnu Fourie – 200m T43/T44
01.21am (Tues) Arnu Fourie – potential medal ceremony
4.00pm Lucas Sithole – Quad’s singles mixed WT13-16
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