Presidency lauds Team South Africa

President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has congratulated the South African for winning six medals at the just-concluded International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Championships 2017 held in the United Kingdom.
The haul in London secured South Africa third place in the medals table.
“We wish to heartily congratulate our Team South Africa for their sterling performances on the tracks and a job well done at the IAAF World Championships 2017 in London,” said Zuma.
“The country is extremely thrilled and proud of our athletes, in particular those who won the six medals, for this remarkable achievement and excellent performance that earned South Africa a third place in the medals table, trouncing the most advanced countries in the tournament,” the President added.
Zuma further extended his sincere gratitude to all South Africans, technical teams and management.
Team South Africa accomplished three gold medals through Wayde van Niekerk who won in the men’s 400m race; Luvo Manyonga who won in the men’s long jump and Caster Semenya who won in the women’s 800m race last night.
Van Niekerk won South Africa’s only silver medal in the men’s 200m while Ruswahl Samaai won a bronze medal in the men’s long jump and was joined by Semenya who won a bronze medal in the women’s 1 500m race.
– CAJ News



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