SASCOC applauds paralympian swimmers
The South African team won seven medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships.
CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Paralympian swimmers showed that they are on the right track as they prepare for the 2016 Paralympic Games. The team won seven medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada.
The team ended in 22nd place on the medals table which is a position they will want to improve at the next IPC Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 2015.
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) says undoubtedly, the star of the show was three-time Paralympian Charl Bouwer. The Stellenbosch-based athlete won the bulk of Team South Africa's medals and returns home with a silver and three bronze medals.
SASCOC also says that Kevin Paul's gold medal in the 100m breaststroke final was another highlight while Hendri Herbst won a silver and bronze medal. There were also African records by Bouwer, Beth Nothling and Adri Visser.
SASCOC has congratulated the South African team.
"Well done to the SA Team for their great performance at the IPC Swimming World Championships. We at SASCOC continue to offer our athletes undivided support and we hope you improve at the next Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in 2015 in preparation for Rio 2016," says SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy.