South Africa at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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South Africa at the Paralympic Games

Flag of South Africa
IPC code  RSA
NPC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London
Competitors 62 in 7 sports
Officials 45
Flag bearer Oscar Pistorius[1]
Medals
Rank: 17
Gold
8
Silver
12
Bronze
9
Total
29
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Africa competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London with a team of 62 athletes.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), which is the National Paralympic Committee of South Africa, announced a team of 62 competitors for the 2012 Paralympics on 20 June 2012. The team of 45 men and 17 women are accompanied by 45 managers, coaches and other support staff.[2][3] SASCOC released the team's schedule on 17 August 2012.[4]

In a surprise announcement in London on 8 September the South African Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula said that Paralympic medal winners and their coaches would receive the same performance bonuses that their Olympic counterparts were promised. The amounts initially promised were significantly lower. The minister said the original plan was discriminatory.[5]

Medallists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for preliminary rounds are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • AF = African record
  • NR = National record
  • SB = Seasonal Best
  • PB = Personal Best
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • DNS = Did not start/Withdrawn
Men—track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tshepo Bhebe 400 m T46 52.24 5 N/A Did not advance
Dyan Buis 100 m T38 N/A 11.11 AF 2
200 m T38 22.57 AF 1 Q N/A 22.51 AF 2
Andrea Dalle Ave 100 m T37 12.18 PB =7 N/A Did not advance
Pieter du Preez 100 m T51 N/A 24.21 6
Charl du Toit 100 m T37 12.11 5 N/A Did not advance
800 m T37 N/A 2:06.67 6
Arnu Fourie 100 m T44 11.29 1 Q N/A 11.08 AF 3
200 m T44 22.57 WR 2 Q N/A 22.49 WR 4
Hilton Langenhoven 200 m T12 22.44 SB 1 Q 22.24 PB 1 Q 22.29 4
400 m T12 49.86 1 Q 49.42 =PB 1 Q 49.04 PB 2
Teboho Mokgalagadi 100 m T35 13.07 2 Q N/A 13.10 2
200 m T35 27.37 PB 2 Q N/A 27.02 PB 5
Jan Nehro (guide: Duane Fortuin) 5000 m T11 N/A 16:09.51 SB 6
Jonathan Ntutu 100 m T13 11.00 AF 1 Q N/A 11.03 3
200 m T13 22.40 AF 1 Q N/A 22.37 AF 6
Oscar Pistorius 100 m T44 11.18 SB 1 Q N/A 11.17 4
200 m T44 21.30 WR 1 Q N/A 21.52 2
400 m T44 48.31 SB 1 Q N/A 46.68 PR 1
Samkelo Radebe 100 m T46 11.53 6 N/A Did not advance
Union Sekailwe 200 m T38 24.01 PB 3 Q N/A 23.66 PB 6
400 m T38 53.28 3 Q N/A 51.97 PB 3
Marius Stander 400 m T38 53.52 1 Q N/A 53.62 6
Fanie van der Merwe 100 m T37 11.52 =WR 1 Q N/A 11.51 WR 1
200 m T37 23.83 2 Q N/A 23.79 6
Oscar Pistorius
Arnu Fourie
Samkelo Radebe
Zivan Smith
4 x 100 m relay T42-46 N/A 41.78 WR 1
Men—field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Dyan Buis Long jump F37-38 6.48 =WR 3
Andrea Dalle Ave Long jump F37-38 6.02 AR 5
Michael Louwrens Shot put F57-58 13.64 3
Casper Schutte Javelin F42 48.12 AF 4
Union Sekailwe Long jump F37-38 5.10 10
Duane Strydom Discus F35-36 35.64 8
Women—track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anrune Liebenberg 200 m T46 25.79 AF 2 Q N/A 25.55 AF 3
400 m T46 N/A 56.65 PB 2
Ilse Hayes 100 m T13; 12.63 2 Q N/A 12.41 2
Anika Pretorius 100 m T13; 13.11 SB 3 Q N/A 13.50 8
Women—field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Ilse Hayes Long jump F13 5.70 1
Zandile Nhlapo Javelin F33-34&52-53 15.43 SB 8
Shot put F32-34 6.41 SB 12
Anika Pretorius Long jump F13 DNS
Zanele Situ Javelin F54-56 16.22 4
Chenelle van Zyl Discus F35-36 24.57 6
Shot put F35-36 7.83 9
Management

Manager: Dion Bishop. Coaches: Suzanne Ferreira, Zelda Hansen, Hennie Koekemoer, Karin le Roux, Ampie Louw. Team assistant: Neels Matthyser. Helper: Illse du Preez.

Cycling[edit]

Note: Use "factored time" where applicable.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Classification Final
Time Rank
Roxanne Burns Women's time trial C4 32:39.24 6
Madre Carinus Mixed road race T1/2 1:00:00 10
Mixed time trial T1/2 16:54.16 12
Stuart McCreadie Men's road race H2 1:43:51 8
Men's time trial H2 29:03.51 7
Jaco Nel Men's road race C2 DNF
Men's time trial C2 28:12.44 14
Ernst van Dyk Men's road race H4 2:00:33 2
Men's time trial H4 26:35.95 5
Gerhard Viljoen Mixed road race T1/2 48:37 4
Mixed time trial T1/2 15:26.41 7

Track[edit]

Athlete Event Classification Qualification Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Roxanne Burns Women's individual pursuit C4 4:40.874 6 Did not advance
Women's time trial C4/5 N/A 42.621 11
Jaco Nel Men's individual pursuit C2 4:12.794 10 Did not advance
Men's time trial C1/2/3 N/A 1:12.405 11
Management

Manager: Mike Burns. Coach: Ricky Kulsen, Mechanic: Pieter Jansen.

Equestrian[edit]

A team of four represented South Africa in the equestrian competition, one man and three women although Paralympic equestrian competition is not divided by gender. The competition consists of three dressage events, a championship test, a freestyle test and a team test. There are five competitor classes: Ia, Ib, II, III and IV, with Ia being the most and IV the least impaired.

Athlete Horse Event Classification Final
Result Rank
Marion Milne Shadow Individual championship test Ib 62.826 13
Individual freestyle test 63.550 13
Team test 65.818 10
Anthony Dawson Roffelaar Individual championship test II 64.571 18
Individual freestyle test 63.450 16
Team test 62.143 15
Wendy Moller First Lady Van Prins Individual championship test II 66.000 15
Individual freestyle test 69.900 9
Team test 64.429 13
Philipa Johnson Lord Louis Individual championship test IV 65.774 10
Individual freestyle test 67.200 12
Team test 63.125 13
Whole team Team championship 387.972 14
Management

Manager: Tracey Cumming. Coach: Chris Haazen. Vet: Sheelagh Higgerty. Grooms: Enoch Cele, Anton Chimbuanda, Elizabeth Newsome, Teri Smith.

Rowing[edit]

Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sandra Khumalo Women's single sculls 6:02.38 5 6:13.23 4 Q B 6:18.88 2 B
Management

Manager/coach: Marco Galeone

Swimming[edit]

Natalie du Toit, a veteran of three Paralympics and one Olympics, announced her retirement from competitive swimming after this event.[6] South Africa's first medal came from du Toit winning gold in the women's 100 m butterfly S9.

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for preliminary rounds are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • AF = African record
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • DNS = Did not start/Withdrawn
Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Charl Bouwer 50 m freestyle S13 24.36 AF 2 Q 23.99 AF 1
100 m freestyle S13 53.28 PR 1 52.97 AF 2
400 m freestyle S13 4:17.74 1 Q 4:14.13 5
100 m butterfly S13 59.03 AF 2 Q 59.39 7
100 m backstroke S13 1:01.16 1 Q 59.92 AF 2
200 m individual medley SM13 2:15.28 2 Q 2:14.71 4
Achmat Hassiem[7] 100 m freestyle S10 57.61 7 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S10 4:27.86 6 Did not advance
100 m butterfly S10 58.46 AF 2 Q 57.76 AF 3
Hendri Herbst 50 m freestyle S11 27.02 AF 2 Q 27.57 7
100 m freestyle S11 59.64 1 Q 59.60 3
400 m freestyle S11 5:08.87 AF 4 Q 4:59.51 AF 7
100 m backstroke S11 1:14.76 5 Did not advance
Kevin Paul 50 m freestyle S10 25.49 AF 4 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S10 55.55 AF 5 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S10 4:19.64 AF 3 Q 4:16.46 AF 7
100 m breaststrokeSB9 1:06.21 PR 1 Q 1:05.70 AF 2
200 m individual medley SM10 2:14.97 AF 1 Q 2:15.26 4
Tadhg Slattery 100 m breaststroke SB5 1:39.55 3 Q 1:39.16 5
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Renette Bloem 50 m freestyle S11 38.00 AF 7 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S11 1:25.72 AF 6 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB11 1:40.61 6 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM11 3:37.13 5 Did not advance
Natalie du Toit 50 m freestyle S9 30.16 3 Q 29.84 7
100 m freestyle S9 1:02.95 1 Q 1:03.45 2
400 m freestyle S9 4:32.59 1 Q 4:30.18 1
100 m backstroke S9 1:12.52 2 Q 1:12.56 4
100 m breaststroke SB8 1:30.24 4 Q 1:30.85 7
100 m butterfly S9 1:09.94 1 Q 1:09.30 1
200 m individual medley SM9 2:36.92 1 Q 2:34.22 1
Emily Gray 100 m freestyle S9 1:08.81 6 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S9 5:00.44 5 Q 4:59.77 7
100 m backstroke S9 1:15.59 4 Q 1:16.65 7
200 m individual medley SM9 2:54.03 6 Did not advance
Marike Naudé[8] 50 m freestyle S13 32.07 7 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S13 1:11.45 7 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:46.57 7 Did not advance
Shireen Sapiro 50 m freestyle S10 30.87 AF 5 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S10 1:07.42 AF 8 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S10 4:59.54 AF 4 Q 5:01.30 8
100 m backstroke S10 1:09.46 1 Q 1:09.02 AF 3
100 m butterfly S10 DNS Did not advance
Management

Manager: Queeneth Ndlovu. Coach: Karoly Toros. Coach/tapper: Karin Hugo. Tapper/helper: Eeden Meyer.

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

South Africa's men's wheelchair basketball team were in Group A with Australia, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

Men's tournament[edit]

Squad list
(classification points)
Group stage[9] Quarter-final Semi-final Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
From: Australia
L 39–93
6 Did not advance
Spain
L 50–74
United States
L 29–91
Italy
L 32–61
Turkey
L 54–79
Group stage
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
Australia 5 5 0 372 259 +113 10
Turkey 5 3 2 331 302 +29 8 +6
United States 5 3 2 330 259 +71 8 −1
Spain 5 3 2 322 292 +30 8 −5
Italy 5 1 4 260 309 −49 6
South Africa 5 0 5 204 398 −194 5
30 August 2012
20:45
v
Australia  93–39 South Africa
Scoring by quarter: 27–16, 20–4, 26–10, 20–9
Pts: Eveson 21
Rebs: Eveson 7
Asts: Eveson, Norris 5
Pts: Nortje 14
Rebs: Nortje 10
Asts: three players 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Saskia Warmerdam (NED)
31 August 2012
15:15
v
South Africa  50–74 Spain
Scoring by quarter: 11–21, 13–20, 9–19, 17–14
Pts: Jellows, Nortje 11
Rebs: Nortje 9
Asts: Papenfus 5
Pts: Zarzuela Beltrán 24
Rebs: Zarzuela Beltrán 6
Asts: Muiño Gamez 7
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Karen Molina (COL)
1 September 2012
13:00
v
United States  91–29 South Africa
Scoring by quarter: 30–10, 25–4, 17–8, 19–7
Pts: Scott 21
Rebs: Hinze 11
Asts: Lade 5
Pts: Nortje 11
Rebs: Nortje 7
Asts: Papenfus 5
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Mauro Retiz (MEX)
2 September 2012
13:00
v
South Africa  32–61 Italy
Scoring by quarter: 12–13, 2–12, 13–12, 5–24
Pts: Nortje 15
Rebs: Mbande 7
Asts: Mbande 3
Pts: Cavagnini 33
Rebs: Cavagnini 17
Asts: Moukhariq 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Eisuke Kanno (JPN)
3 September 2012
19:00
v
Turkey  79–54 South Africa
Scoring by quarter: 18–10, 16–18, 20–12, 25–14
Pts: Gezinci 21
Rebs: Gezinci 9
Asts: Gümüş 5
Pts: Nortje 24
Rebs: Nortje 9
Asts: Papenfus 9
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Mati Quintana (ARG)
11th/12th place match
5 September 2012
8:30
v
South Africa  36–83 Colombia
Scoring by quarter: 11–18, 7–19, 4–22, 14–24
Pts: Nortje 14
Rebs: Nortje 7
Asts: Nortje 4
Pts: Sanz Londoño 30
Rebs: Hawkins 16
Asts: Sanz Londoño 6
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Philip Haines (AUS)
Management

Manager: Willie Riechert. Coach: Patrick Fick. Assistant coach: Shadrack Moepeng. Technical coach: Franck Belen.

Wheelchair tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-final Semi-final Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Evans Maripa Men's singles  Hamdan (IRI) W 2–1  Cattaneo (FRA) L 0–2 Did not advance
Sydwell Mathonsi Men's singles  Welch (USA) L 1–2 Did not advance
Kgothatso Montjane Women's singles N/A  Ochoa Ribes (ESP) W 2–1  Griffioen (NED) L 0–2 Did not advance
Lucas Sithole Quad singles N/A  Wagner (USA) L 0–2 Did not advance
Evans Maripa
Sydwell Mathonsi
Men's doubles  Denayer / Gerhard (BEL) L 0–2 Did not advance
Management

Manager/coach: Holger Losch. Assistant coach: Khotso Matshego.

General team management[edit]

  • Chef de Mission: Pieter Badenhorst
  • Project manager: Vinesh Maharaj
  • Manager (logistics): Clifford Cobers
  • Logistics: Madira Sehlapelo
  • Manager (athletes services): Chantelle Jardim
  • Athlete services: Dumisani Mtwa
  • Chief medical officer: Wayne Derman
  • Chief physiotherapist: Grace Hughes
  • Doctor: Paul Maphoto
  • Physiotherapists: Given Baloyi, Edwin Bodha, Greshne Davids, Shantal Edwards, Dan Ntseke, Evah Ramashala
  • Classifier: Tarina van der Stockt

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (2012-08-21). "Oscar to be flag bearer at Paralympics - IOL Sport". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Team South Africa named for 2012 Paralympics". SASCOC. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Paralympic ‘dream team’ announced | The New Age Online". Thenewage.co.za. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Provisional Paralympic schedule for SA athletes". SASCOC. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Paralympics: Medal winners to earn same bonuses as their able-bodied counterparts". The Witness. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Du Toit happy to retire after Paralympics". SABC. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  7. ^ "BBC News - South Africa shark survivor's hope for Paralympic medal". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  8. ^ http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/athlete/naude-marike-5506893/
  9. ^ "Wheelchair Basketball - Schedule & Results". The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 

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