Silver medal for Strydom
Johannesburg - South African Duane Strydom, world discus champion in 2002, claimed a silver medal on Thursday at the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in the Netherlands.
Strydom, who threw 33.84 metres in the T36 category, was the only South African to win a medal on the fifth day of competition in Assen.
It was a rather disappointing day for the South Africans with Commonwealth Games silver medallist David Roos ending fifth in the T46 long-jump and Ilse Hayes - a bronze medal winner on Monday - being disqualified in the T13 100m.
In better news, Ernst van Dyk qualified for the T54 800m semi-final and Jonathan Ntutu for the T13 400m final.
Van Dyk ended 12th in his heat, but a time of 1min 47sec was still good enough to advance.
South Africa currently lie 11th on the medal table.