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Team SA Rio Paralympics 2016 – Another Bronze for SA

Team SA Rio Paralympics 2016 – Another Bronze for SA

Yet another medal has been added to the South African collection at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, as Tyrone Pillay managed to grab the bronze for the Men’s Shot Put on Monday. South Africa now has a total medal tally of 7.

For our athletes; Liezel Gouws was the 6th fasted runner in the Women’s 400m heats, T37 classification, her main event, and will be running in the Finals. Dyan Buis performed great in the Men’s 100m heats, T38 classification, and was the 3rd fastest runner, thus making it into the finals.

Unfortunately, our swimmers Henri Herbst and Achmat hassiem did not place high enough in their respective events.

Tennis player, Lucas Sithole, unfortunately lost his tennis match, but he will be playing for the bronze medal on Wednesday.

SA competitors – Tuesday


  • Achmat Hassiem – Men’s 100m Freestyle heats, S10 classification;
  • Shireen Shapiro – Women’s 100m Freestyle heats, S10 classification and;
  • Emily Gray – Women’s 50m Freestyle heats, S9 classification.


  • Anrune Liebenburg – Women’s 400m heats, T47 classification;
  • Liezel Gouws – Women’s 400m Finals, T37 classification and;
  • Dyan Buis – Men’s 100m Finals, T38 classification.


  • Philippa Johnson and Lord Louis – Individual Championship Test Grad III.