Anruné Weyers Wins Team SA’s First Paralympic Medal

by | Aug 28, 2021

World-record holder and world champion, Anruné Weyers, put Team South Africa on the Paralympic Games medal tally, winning the T47 women’s 400m race on Saturday, 28 August 2021.

 

Weyers crossed the finish line in a time of 56.05 to claim gold in Tokyo.

In the swimming event, Kat Swanepoel swam in the women’s 150 individual medley (SM4), taking nine seconds off her entry time from Durban in April, when she touched the wall in 3min 21.19sec.

Swanepoel had turned in second position in her heat after the backstroke leg, slipped to fifth after the backstroke, but fought back on the freestyle lap to finish fourth in her heat and 11th overall.

 

Results:

Athletics
Women’s 400m (T47), Final:
Anruné Weyers, the world-record holder and world champion proved her gold-medal favourite status with victory in 56.05sec

Swimming
Women’s 150m IM (SM4), heats:
Kat Swanepoel finished fourth in her heat in 3:21.19 and placed 11th on the overall list of qualifiers. It was 9sec faster than her entry time set in April

Wheelchair Tennis
Women’s singles, first round:
Mariska Venter lost to No5 seed Momoko Ohtani of Japan, 6-1, 6-2
No6 seed Kgothatso Montjane beat Saki Takamuro, of Japan, 6-2, 6-1 to move into the second round

 

Photo 1 Caption: World-record holder and world champion, Anruné Weyers, put Team South Africa on the Paralympic Games medal tally, winning the T47 women’s 400m race on Saturday, 28 August 2021. Photo: Team South Africa (Twitter)

 

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