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SASCOC celebrate latest three medal-winners
- Updated: September 7, 2012
South Africa celebrated another three medals on Friday as the Paralympics started nearing their conclusion on Sunday.
One gold and two silver medals saw Team South Africa’s total grow to 24.
Friday’s golden girl was Ilse Hayes who won the F13 long jump competition with a leap of 5.70 metres to defend the title she won in Beijing four years ago.
Earlier six-time Paralympian Ernst van Dyk took silver in the men’s handcycle H4 road race, just a second off the gold medal winning time.
And the evening’s activities were started in style by Natalie du Toit’s silver in the S9 100m freestyle final.
SASCOC Chief Executive Officer Mr Tubby Reddy congratulated the latest trio of medal winners. “It’s great to see Natalie ending her Paralympic career on a high note with another medal tonight. Then Ernst winning silver in his sixth Paralympics is another sign of his longevity.
“And finally it was heartening to see that Ilse refused to let a painful leg injury prevent her from grabbing her gold medal.”
Team South Africa’s medal haul is now made up of six gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals.