Louzanne Coetzee Breaks World Record, Bags Second Medal

by | Sep 5, 2021

Champion para athlete, Louzanne Coetzee, has won bronze in the women’s marathon (T12), finishing in 3hr 11min 13sec, a World Record for her class (T11), to bring Team South Africa’s Paralympic Games medal tally to seven.

It’s Coetzee’s second medal of the Games after winning silver in the 1500m, where she achieved her career best time of 4min 40.96sec in the women’s T11 final, shaving nine seconds off her qualifying time to finish after Mexican Monica Olivia Rodriguez Saavedra, and ahead of Kenya‘s Nancy Chelangat Koech.

Women athletes have picked up four of the seven medals Team South Africa won at the Games.

A few days ago, Sheryl James powered her way to a bronze medal in the final of the women’s 400m (T37) in a personal best time of 1:03:82.

It was World Record Holder and World Champion, Anruné Weyers who got the medal tally started when she won gold in the T47 women’s 400m race to give Team South Africa its first medal of the Games.

 

Photo caption: Louzanne Coetzee has won bronze in the women’s marathon (T12), finishing in 3hr 11min 13sec, a World Record for her class (T11), to bring Team South Africa’s Paralympic Games medal tally to seven. Photo: Team South Africa / Roger Sedres

 

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