South Africa’s medal haul at the 2012 Paralympic Games grew by another two in London on Monday night.
Starting the day with 10 medals, Monday saw Charl Bouwer and Union Sekailwe adding silver and bronze to Team SA’s collection.
Bouwer won silver in the S13 100-metre backstroke while Sekailwe took bronze in the T38 400-metre track final. This is Bouwer’s third medal here, having won gold and silver earlier in the Games.
Their medals mean that South African now have 12 medals in total at these Games two gold, five silver and five bronze.
Congratulating the latest medal-winners, SASCOC CEO Mr Tubby Reddy said: “Charl has really excelled here in London. He’s only 22 but this is his third Paralympic Games and he already has three medals. He is definitely keeping the medal momentum going.
“And well done to Union as well. It’s excellent to see him medalling at his first Paralympics and he still has a few more events to come.”
South Africa won 30 medals at the 2008 Paralympics and these Games come to a conclusion on Sunday, 9 September.