Paralympics 2012

World record gold for SA

2012-09-05 23:17
Oscar Pistorius (AP)
London - South Africa's 4x100m men's relay team won gold at the Paralympic Games in a world record time on Wednesday night.

Team SA, consisting of Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius, came home in a time of 41.78 seconds.

Brazil finished second in 41.92 seconds and the US third in 42.56.

However, both were later disqualified.

The Brazilians were disqualified for not touching the baton within the take-over zone and the US for running out of their lane.

Silver was awarded to China, who finished in 42.98, and bronze to Germany (45.23).


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