Team SA lands 2 gold medals in Tokyo as long-jumper Mahlangu breaks world record

Team SA lands 2 gold medals in Tokyo as long-jumper Mahlangu breaks world record

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South Africa landed two gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday through long-jumper Ntando Mahlangu and 400m runner Anrune Weyers. 
Mahlangu, who is 19-years-old, set a new world record. These are South Africa's first two medals at the Games.  Competing in the final of the T63 final, Mahlangu set a new world record with a jump of 7.17 metres, edging out German Leon Schaefer's 7.12. 

 


Meanwhile, Anrune Weyers won TeamSA’s first medal of the Tokyo Paralympics in the women’s 400m (T47) final. She won in 56.05sec  finishing comfortably ahead of Venezuala's Lisbeli Vera Andrade in second (57.32).