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Paralympians win two silvers for SA in France
- Updated: July 23, 2013
By Mark Etheridge
Team South Africa took two silver medals at the third day of the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France on Monday.
And it was 2012 Paralympians Dyan Buis and Anrun├® Liebenberg who continued to show their class in the medal stakes.
Buis ended second in the T38 100m final with a season’s best time of 11.29sec while Liebenberg won silver in the 400m (T46 category). Buis was once again beaten by Australia’s Evan O’Hanlon, the man who beat him in London last year where he also won silver. But it took a season’s best 10.53 to do it.
Liebenberg was also beaten by her London conquerer, Yunidis Castillo of Cuba. Liebenberg clocked 56.78 to the 56.58 of Castillo.
Stellenbosch based Liebenberg also made the final of the 400m with a season’s best 56.78.
South Africa now have five medals after three days of competition, the latest two silvers being added to three bronze medals from the first two days of competition.
Those bronze medals went to Andrea Dalle Ave in the long jump (T37), London Olympic medallist Jonathan Ntutu in the 200m (T13) and Charl Du Toit in the 800m (T37).