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Ernst van Dyk bags gold for team SA at paralympics

This is also the 43-year-old’s last race in the games as he calls time on his Paralympic career.

A sand sculpture on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Picture: Reinart Toerien.

JOHANNESBURG - Veteran hand cyclist Ernst van Dyk picked up South Africa's 10th medal at the Rio Paralympics after winning the cycling road race in a time of 1:37.49.

It's van Dyk's eighth Paralympic medal, in his fifth and last games but only his second career gold, after picking up a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.



This is also the 43-year-old's last race in the games as he calls time on his Paralympic career.

Van Dyk has won three bronze medals and three silver medals, and fell two places short of another medal in Rio when he came fifth in the time trial.

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