So far, Team South Africa has placed 33 in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with five medals.
2020 Tokyo Paralympics: Wins and losses plague TeamSA
Four days into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics TeamSA won their first medal. It has been a very competitive season so far with China in the lead holding on to 164 medals in total. The games have shown South Africa that it takes someone who is hardworking and willing to put copious amounts of effort into achieving gold.
Everyone is still very proud of their country and their achievements. Regardless, of how many medals have been won.
Here’s how many medals TeamSA has so far
Only three more days left of the Paralympics, TeamSA has a small window of opportunity to try and grab as many medals as they can for themselves as well as for their country. Currently TeamSA has managed to collect three gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
The proud champions who obtained these medals are: Ntando Mahlangu who competed in men’s long jump and even set a new world record of 7.17 meters.
Anruné Weyers who had contracted Covid-19 a month before her 400m race and yet she still won first place. Another gold medal for TeamSA!
Two days go by before South Africa gets their next big win. Louzanne Coetzee who competed in the women’s 1500m race came in second place and received a silver medal.
“I have been competing for eight years and this is my first medal. I’m just overwhelmed.”Louzanne Coetzee
A day later, Nicolas Pieter du Preez competed, attaining a gold medal in the men’s cycling category.
On the same day, 31 August 2021, Sheryl James competed in the womens 400m coming in third place with a bronze medal. TeamSA’s fifth medal!
Sheryl James finished 5th in the Women’s 100m T37 final with a time of 13:67sec.— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) September 2, 2021
What a memorable @Paralympics for the 35 year-old farmer. Bronze medal, PBs & African records ✅#TeamSA #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/J3Vt6nyBkI