Weyers Leads the Way as Team SA Make Waves in Dubai

by | Nov 15, 2019

Team South Africa’s medal tally at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships reached a total of six medals as Anrune Weyers, Simone Kruger, Sheryl James and Anika Pretorius raised the women’s profile on the world stage this past week.

The medals started to flock in from Sunday, 10 November 2019, when Weyers stormed to victory in the T47 400m with a championship record of 55.79 seconds to earn South Africa’s first gold at the prestigious event.

Kruger, James and Pretorius Join Weyers on the Medal List

With the 27-year-old having set the tone, Simone Kruger went on to break a World Record in the discus challenge and earned a silver medal for her efforts. Sheryl James claimed bronze in the 400m as well as Anika Pretorius in the 100m race.

But it was Weyers who earned the most medals as she added a further two to her tally, earning a silver in the 200m race and a bronze in the 400m event.








Photo 1 Caption: South Africa para-athlete, Anrune Weyers, earned three medals at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, leading the way for Team South Africa in Dubai. Photo: @athleticsafrica on Twitter


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