Mpumelelo Mhlongo won South Africa’s second medal at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Paris on Wednesday evening.
Mhlongo finished first in the final of the 100 m event (T44). His time of 11.46 is his best this past season.
South Africa now has two medals after Louzanne Coetzee finished second in the 1,500 m for T11 female athletes. Her time of 4:48.13 is her best this past season.
Meanwhile, Sheryl James and Liezel Gouws will be in action later this morning in the 100 m final (T37). James finished third in the first heat, while Gouws was fourth in the other heat to qualify for the final. Jaco Smit takes part tonight in one of the qualifying rounds for the 400 m (T12).
Brandon Beack was in action on Wednesday evening in one of the heats for the 400 m (T52). He finished eighth and did not qualify for the final.
???????????? Mpumelelo Mhlongo clinches the GOLD medal in the T44 100m race at the World Para Athletics Championships! ???????? Congratulations, Mpumelelo, on this remarkable triumph! ???????????? #ForMyCountry#TeamSA#Paris2023 pic.twitter.com/WiRat5I6Zs
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2024) July 12, 2023