Team South Africa Top the Charts in Javelin and Sprint Events at Para Athletics Champs

Team South Africa’s Juané le Roux in the Javelin throw event at the 2023 Paris Para Athletics Championships. Le Roux grabbed gold after a throw of 09:26m on Wednesday, 12 July 2023. Photo: Team SA (screenshot from video on Instagram)

Day five of the 2023 Paris Para Athletics World Championships proved to be an exhilarating day for Team South Africa, with several events scheduled for the morning session, the athletes showcased their exceptional skills and determination on the world stage, on Wednesday, 12 July.

One of the standout performances came from Juané le Roux in the Javelin throw event to progress to the final round.

The excitement continued as the spotlight shifted to the sprint events. Sheryl James, known for her lightning-fast speed, took on the 100m race with fierce determination. With each stride, James blazed her way to a remarkable third-place finish, guaranteeing her a spot in the final on Thursday. This stunning achievement not only showcased James’ exceptional talent but also emphasized her ability to thrive under pressure on the world stage.

Another reason for celebration came from Liezel Gouws, who also secured her place in the final of the 100m sprint. Gouws’ outstanding performance left spectators in awe as she demonstrated her incredible speed and agility. After the race, Team SA team had the privilege of catching up with Gouws as she shared her thoughts on her exceptional performance.

With a beaming smile, Gouws expressed her enjoyment of every moment on the track and her eagerness to compete against the world’s best, “I wanted to go out there and run and be able to compete against the world’s best. I am happy with my results,” she commented. 

Gouws’ positive attitude and passion were evident as she spoke about the race, leaving no doubt that she is a force to be reckoned with.

As Team South Africa looks forward to the final of the 100m race, the anticipation and excitement are palpable. Sheryl James and Liezel Gouws have showcased their exceptional abilities and determination, garnering respect and admiration from fellow athletes and fans alike. The stage is set for an exhilarating showdown, and all eyes will be on our incredible athletes as they compete for glory.

Team South Africa has undoubtedly made its mark on the Paris 2023 Para Athletics World Championships, and with each event, they continue to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide. As the competition progresses, we eagerly await the next chapter in Team South Africa’s remarkable journey.

Photo 1 Caption: Team South Africa’s Juané le Roux in the Javelin throw event at the 2023 Paris Para Athletics Championships. Le Roux grabbed gold after a throw of 09:26m on Wednesday, 12 July 2023. Photo: Team SA (screenshot from video on Instagram)

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