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SASCOC applauds SA paralympian swimmers for winning seven medals
- Updated: August 20, 2013
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has congratulated the South African team for winning seven medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
The team ended in 22nd place on the medals table, a position they look forward to improve at the next IPC Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 2015.
Undoubtedly, the star of the show was three-time Paralympian Charl Bouwer. The Stellenbosch-based athlete won the bulk of Team South Africa’s medals and returns home with a silver and three bronze medals.
Another highlight was Kevin Paul’s gold medal in the 100m breaststroke final while Hendri Herbst also won a silver and bronze medal. There were also African records by Bouwer, Beth Nothling and Adri Visser.
Well done to the SA Team for their great performance at the IPC Swimming World Championships. We at SASCOC continue to offer our athletes undivided support and we hope you improve at the next Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 2015in preparation to 2016 RIO, says SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy.