GALLERY: SA's Rio Paralympic medallists

Ernst van Dyk (Getty Images)
Ernst van Dyk (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Rio 2016 has been a good year for Team South Africa, as we ended with 17 medals - 12 short of the London 2012 Games.

At the end of the Rio Games, South Africa ended 22nd on the medal table with 7 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals.

South Africans received medals in three sporting codes: athletics, swimming and cycling.

Fanie van der Merwe carried the SA flag at the closing ceremony.

Overall, South Africa won 27 medals at Rio 2016 - 10 coming from the Olympic Games in August.

The 17 South African Paralympic medallists:

Kevin Paul - Gold in 100m Breaststroke - SB9

Hilton Langenhoven - Gold in Long Jump - T12

Hilton Langenhoven - Silver in 200m - T12

Charl du Toit - Gold in 100m - T37

Fanie van der Merwe - Bronze in 100m - T37

Ernst van Dyk - Gold in Road Race Cycling - H5

Reinhardt Hamman - Gold in Javelin Throw - F38

Jonathan Ntutu - Silver in 100m - T12

Charl du Toit - Gold in 400m - T37

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Dyan Buis - Gold in 400m - T38

Dyan Buis - Bronze in Long Jump - T38

Ilse Hayes - Silver in 100m - T13

Ilse Hayes - Silver in 400m - T13

Ntando Mahlangu - Silver in 200m - T42

Tyrone Pillay - Bronze in Shot Put - T42

Anrune Liebenberg - Silver in 400m - T47

Zanele Situ - Bronze in Javelin Throw - F54

All images: Getty, Gallo and SASPA images

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