Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the South African team of Paralympians for their outstanding performance in the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil.
Team South Africa has bagged two gold medals so far.
Swimmer Kevin Paul won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke and Paul Langenhoven scooped gold in the men’s 7.07m long jump.
Tennis sensation Lucas Sithole also performed very well in the tennis quad singles quarterfinals by beating Brazilian Ymanitu Silva to reach the semi-finals.
“We congratulate our athletes for winning gold medals in Rio and raising the South African flag high.
“Our country stands fully behind them. We are especially appreciative of their capacity to rise against all odds and make the whole nation proud at every Paralympics Games,” said President Zuma.