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Bronze for Slattery

Five-time Paralympian Tadhg Slattery has netted South Africa’s third medal of the International Paralympic Committee’s World Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Slattery took third place in the 200 metres individual medley.

Competing in the SM6 category, Slattery clocked 3min 10.94sec, following the medal successes of Shireen Sapiro (second in the 100m butterfly, S3 category) and Shannon Ferguson (second in the 50m freestyle, S3 category) earlier in the week.

Competing in the SM4 category in the 200 individual medley, Adri Visser produced a career best performance in finishing third, but with only three swimmers competing, medals were not awarded.

And in other 200m Individual Medley action, Mpho Mainganye clocked a career best time of 3:23.00 in the SM7 category, while Sibusiso Mogale finished fifth in the SM6 category in 3:26.00. Emily Gray ended seventh in the SM9 category in 2:54.00.

On Monday, Mogale finished fifth in the 100m backstroke final (S6 category) in 1:38.00.


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