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Situ wins javelin bronze for SA

2016-09-14 08:16
Zanele Situ (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Paralympic veteran and team flag bearer Zanele Situ threw an eighth Team South Africa medal into the kitty at the Rio Paralympics on Tuesday evening.

Situ, who is now experiencing her fifth Paralympics, having already medalled in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004), took bronze in the F54 javelin final with a personal best of 17.90m.

According to the official SASCOC website, Situ was showing close to her best form while tuning up at a few European meetings.

It was an all-African podium in her event as Nigeria’s Flora Ugwuna took gold in a  world record 20.25m, while Tunisia’s Hania Aidi also had a personal best with an 18.88m effort.

Situ broke her 12-year Olympic medal drought by claiming her fourth Paralympic medal.

Going into Wednesday’s action Team SA had slipped down the medals table, from 19th to 23rd.

Team South Africa athletics in action on Wednesday
(All SA times)

ARCHERY:?
3.15pm Shaun Anderson – Men’s individual compound – open 1/16
Should he progress:
8.00pm Men’s individual compound – open 1/8
10pm Men’s individual compound – open 1/4
11pm Men’s individual compound – open finals




ATHLETICS:?
5.27pm Ndodomzi Ntutu 100m T12 (heat)
5.50pm Ntando Mahlangu 100m T42 (heat)
10.30pm Zandile Nhlapo Shot Put F34 (final)
11.26pm Anrune Liebenberg 400m T47 (final)



CANOEING:
2.15pm Graham Paull – Men’s Kayak single KL1 200m (heat)

CYCLING:
1.00pm Craig Ridgard – Road Time trial C2 (final)
2.00pm Roxy Burns – Road Time trial C1-3 (final)
2.17pm Ernst van Dyk – Road time trial H5 (final)
3.30pm Justine Asher – Road time trial H2-3 (final)
6.56pm Dane Wilson – Road time trial C5 (final)
8.23pm Goldy Fuchs – Road time trial T1-2 (final)





TENNIS:
5.00pm Lucas Sithole – Quad mixed singles Bronze medal match WT20-21
- See more at: http://www.sascoc.co.za/2016/09/14/situ-flies-the-flag-for-team-sa-again-as-she-brings-home-javelin-bronze/#sthash.WWZ2M2IZ.dpuf

Team South Africa athletics in action on Wednesday
(All SA times)

ARCHERY:?
3.15pm Shaun Anderson – Men’s individual compound – open 1/16
Should he progress:
8.00pm Men’s individual compound – open 1/8
10pm Men’s individual compound – open 1/4
11pm Men’s individual compound – open finals




ATHLETICS:?
5.27pm Ndodomzi Ntutu 100m T12 (heat)
5.50pm Ntando Mahlangu 100m T42 (heat)
10.30pm Zandile Nhlapo Shot Put F34 (final)
11.26pm Anrune Liebenberg 400m T47 (final)



CANOEING:
2.15pm Graham Paull – Men’s Kayak single KL1 200m (heat)

CYCLING:
1.00pm Craig Ridgard – Road Time trial C2 (final)
2.00pm Roxy Burns – Road Time trial C1-3 (final)
2.17pm Ernst van Dyk – Road time trial H5 (final)
3.30pm Justine Asher – Road time trial H2-3 (final)
6.56pm Dane Wilson – Road time trial C5 (final)
8.23pm Goldy Fuchs – Road time trial T1-2 (final)





TENNIS:
5.00pm Lucas Sithole – Quad mixed singles Bronze medal match WT20-21
- See more at: http://www.sascoc.co.za/2016/09/14/situ-flies-the-flag-for-team-sa-again-as-she-brings-home-javelin-bronze/#sthash.WWZ2M2IZ.dpuf

Team South Africa athletics in action on Wednesday:(SA times)

ARCHERY:
15:15 Shaun Anderson - Men’s individual compound - open 1/16

Should he progress:
20:00 Men’s individual compound - open 1/8
22:00 Men’s individual compound - open 1/4
23:00 Men’s individual compound - open finals

ATHLETICS:
17:27 Ndodomzi Ntutu 100m T12 (heat)
17:50 Ntando Mahlangu 100m T42 (heat)
22:30 Zandile Nhlapo Shot Put F34 (final)
23:26 Anrune Liebenberg 400m T47 (final)

CANOEING:
14:15 Graham Paull - Men’s Kayak single KL1 200m (heat)

CYCLING:
13:00 Craig Ridgard - Road Time trial C2 (final)
14:00 Roxy Burns - Road Time trial C1-3 (final)
14:17 Ernst van Dyk - Road time trial H5 (final)
15:30 Justine Asher - Road time trial H2-3 (final)
18:56 Dane Wilson - Road time trial C5 (final)
20:23 Goldy Fuchs - Road time trial T1-2 (final)

TENNIS:
17:00 Lucas Sithole - Quad mixed singles Bronze medal match WT20-21

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