Paralympics 2012

Shark survivor wins bronze

2012-09-01 20:00
Achmat Hassiem (Gallo)
London - Achmat Hassiem has won a bronze medal for South Africa in the men's 100m butterfly S10 final at the 2012 London Paralympic Games on Saturday.

Hassiem’s foot was bitten off by a shark in 2006 when he deliberately attracted the predator to save his brother, Taariq, during a lifeguard training exercise in the water off Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg.

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