Another medal hope for SA in Paris


Three South Africans are in action today at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Paris.

Kerwin Noemdo will line up this morning for the final of the shot put (F46). Mpumelelo Mhlongo and Juané le Roux are only in action this evening. Mhlongo takes part in the final of the long jump (T64) and Le Roux in the final of the shot put (F46).

Sheryl James and Liezel Gouws were in action yesterday in the 100 m final (T37). James was fourth in his best time this season of 13.57 and Gouws seventh in a time of 14.59, also her best this season.

Jaco Smit participated in one of the qualifying rounds of the 400 m (T12). Smit was second in the heat, but his time of 51.31 was not fast enough to qualify for the final.

South Africa has only won two medals at the championship which comes to an end on Monday.

Mhlongo won gold on Wednesday evening after finishing first in the final of the 100 m event (T44). His time of 11.46 is his best this past season.

Louzanne Coetzee won South Africa’s first medal on Monday when she finished second in the 1,500 m for T11 female athletes. Her time of 4:48.13 is her best this past season.