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Team SA it’s Rio 17 Sept 2016

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17 September 2016


 Gold: 7

Kevin Paul – Swimming

Hilton Langenhoven – Athletics

Charl du Toit – Athletics

Ernst van Dyk – Cycling

Reinhardt Hamman – Athletics

Charl du Toit – Athletics

Dyan Buis – Athletics

Silver: 6

Ilse Hayes – Athletics

Ntando Mahlangu – Athletics

Anrune Liebenberg – Athletics

Jonathan Ntutu – Athletics

Ilse Hayes – Athletics

Hilton Langenhoven – Athletics

Bronze 4

Fanie van der Merwe – Athletics

Tyrone Pillay – Athletics

Zanele Situ – Athletics

Dyan Buis – Athletics


Buis strikes Gold, while Langehoven brings home Silver

Dyan Buis won Team SA’s 7th Gold medal in the men’s 400m T38, with a new Paralympic record in a time of 49.46s, while Hilton Langenhoven claimed Silver in the men’s 200m with a time of 22.43 (Full report to follow)



Hayes makes it medal No15 for Team SA in Rio

By Mark Etheridge


Ilse Hayes followed in the footsteps of Charl du Toit on Saturday to become Team South Africa’s second double medallist at the Rio Paralympics.

After Du Toit had done the double by winning the T37 100 and 400-metre events it was Hayes who added to her T13 100m silver by grabbing silver in the one-lapper.

Winner was France’s Nantenin Keita in 55.78 and Hayes clocked 56.49.

Beaten she may have been but Stellenbosch’s star at least had the satisfaction of beating the woman who had won gold in the 100m, Ukraine’s Leilia Adzhametova (56.60 in third).

‘Yes the 400m wasn’t my main event but I gave it my best. I got a bronze in Athens (2004) so this is better.

‘Obviously my main event was the 100m so my strategy was to go conservatively to begin with. I gave it all for the last 100m but at least I still ended up with my second best time. The competition was very strong this year.

’This is my last Paralympics and I just have to say thanks to God for my talent etc. The silver in the 100m was the cherry on the cake for me as I didn’t train too much for the 400m. But IPC World Championships in London next year have a 100 and 200 so I’ll focus on that.

‘All thanks to a great journey with by coach Suzanne Ferreira and my husband [Cassie] my parent and by training group.’

Hayes’ medal, her seventh in her Paralympic journey, takes Team SA’s medal tally to 15 with just one day to go.

That places the team 22nd on the medals table on Saturday with Nigeria and Tunisia ahead of them.

In swimming, Alan Ferreira was the final South African swimmer in action, in her fifth and final event. She ended seventh in her heat, in 1:24.60 and failed to make the final.

In cycling, Dane Wilson ended 21st in the C4-5 road race in 2:38.50.

Picture of Hayes courtesy of Wessel Oosthuizen/SASPA




Three codes chase Rio glory for Team SA on Saturday

By Mark Etheridge

Just two days of competition remain for Team South Africa’s medal chase at the Rio Paralympics.

And Saturday will see the team in action in three codes: aquatics, athletics and cycling.

They start the day with 14 medals already locked away in the war chest (six gold, four silver and four bronze) and in 22nd spot on the medals table.

Four years ago, the team brought back 29 medals from London but it must be said that a number of multiple medal winners are no longer part of the equation.

Swimming has Paralympic debutant Alani Ferreira swimming her fifth and final event, the 100m backstroke (S9) and the Pietermaritzburg teenager has lapped up the experience and you can bet your bottom dollar she’s already targeting Tokyo in four years time.

Athletics is an all-finals day with Zanele Situ, the veteran of the team at 45, in search of a second medal – this time in the F55 discus after having won bronze in the javelin.

Ilse Hayes (T13 400m), Dyan Buis (T38 400m), Hilton Langenhoven and Ndodomzi Ntutu (both T12 400m) are also all in search of their second medal of the games while Mpumi Mhlongo (a debutant in Rio) lines up for his second event, the long jump (F44) after having competed in the sprints earlier in the Games.

And in cycling Dane Wilson, more at home on the track, takes on the men’s road race in the C4- 5 class.




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.

Following on from the Olympic Games, Team SA has its own App for all South African sports supporters wanting to follow Team SA athletes at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Loads of information can be found on the very easy to navigate App, bringing you results, competition schedules, athlete profiles, images and videos of the athletes plus more.

The App is free, users can download the App and it’s available globally. https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/teamsarise/id1133481695?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

Support your team and keep up to date on daily sporting events in Rio with #TeamSArise mobile.


Results from Saturday 17 September 2016



Alani Ferreira – 100m Backstroke S13 (finished 7th in a time of 1:24.60 and did not qualify for the finals)


Zanele Situ – Discus F55 (finished 10th with a PB throw of 14.96m) Ilse Hayes – 400m T13 (SILVER medal with a time of 56.49)

Ndodomzi Ntutu 200m T12 (semi finals – finished 3rd in a time of 22.87 SB, however did not qualify for the finals)

Dyan Buis – 400m T38 (GOLD with a new Paralympic record in a time of 49.46)

Mpumulelo Mhlongo Long Jump T44 (finishes in 6th place with a Personal best jump of 6.79m) Hilton Langenhoven 200m T12 (SILVER medal with a time of 22.43)


2.30pm Dane Wilson – Men’s road race C4-5 (finished 21st, in a time of 2:38.50)


Athletes in action on Sunday 18 September 2016

(All times listed below are for South Africa)


5.30pm Ernst van Dyk – Marathon T54 (final)

8.18pm Ernst van Dyk – Marathon T54 (potential medal presentation)



Source: Sascoc

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