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Another bronze medal for Team SA in London

By Mark Etheridge

Shot putter Michael Louwrens celebrated his fifth Paralympic Games with a bronze medal in London on Tuesday.

Competing in the F57/58 shot, the Port Elizabeth strongman ended with a best throw of 13.54 metres. The medal throw came with his third attempt.

His other attempts were measured at 13.26, 13.23 and 12.86 with two no-throws.

Winner was Russia’s Alexey Ashapatov (16.20) from Poland’s Janusz Rokicki (15:68.

Louwrens, whose first Paralympics were way back in 1996 (Atlanta) has now boosted Team South Africa’s medal tally here to 13 medals ÔÇô two gold, five silver and now six bronze.

More to follow…


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