Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius finished second and won silver in the men’s T44 200-metre track final with a time of 21:52 seconds.
Brazilian Alan Oliveira stormed past Pistorius in the last few metres to win Gold in 21:45 seconds. T44 class athlete Arnu Fourie took fourth spot with a world record of 22.49 seconds.
South Africa has now won two gold, four silver and four bronze medals after four days of competition at the London Paralympics. In Beijing four years ago they completed with 30 medals.
Swimmer Charl Bouwer won silver in the 100-metre freestyle final, setting an African record of 52.97 seconds in the process.
SASCOC chief executive officer Tubby Reddy welcomed the latest medals. “It’s good to see the trend continuing.
“We may not have got gold tonight but Charl and Oscar are to be congratulated for their great efforts and well done to Fourie for his world record.” The Paralympics end on Sunday, 9 September.