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Paralympians win three silvers for Team SA

Team South Africa added three more silvers to their medal haul on day five of the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France on Wednesday, writes Mark Etheridge.

Following Reinhardt Hamman’s gold in the javelin (F38 category) on Tuesday it was Fanie van der Merwe, Dyan Buis and Ilse Hayes to reap the rewards of the hard training they put in at the Stellenbosch base.

The London Paralympians all ended up runners-up in their events and the South African contingent is now one short of double figures at the event.
Van der Merwe ran 23.16 in the T37 200-metre final while Buis clocked 22.85 to also end second in the T38 200m final.

Two-time Paralympian Hayes clocked 12.60 for a season’s best performance as well as silver in the T13 final.

And another 2012 Paralympian, Jonathan Ntutu, ran an African record 10.99 to blast his way into the T13 final.