Ntando Mahlangu has become South Africa's sixth medalist at the Paralympic Games in Rio!
Fourteen-year-old Ntando Mahlangu brings home a silver @Paralympics medal for SA. Incredible!https://t.co/Ssht6qW4Qj pic.twitter.com/crdgxrGr9o — Runner's World SA (@runnersworldza) September 12, 2016
Congratulations to Ntando Mahlangu, a 14 years old Paralympic who got RSA ?? SILVER in 200m#teamSArise
Sweet Pride pic.twitter.com/yFUZxrPNol — RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) September 12, 2016
SIX Medals for #TeamSA #Paralympics ! SILVER to Ntando Mahlangu (200m in 23.77s) at the tender age of 14! pic.twitter.com/Xtp8LtlzW4 — 7s in South Africa (@BlitzBokke) September 12, 2016
Ntando Mahlangu take a bow, 14 years old and he wins SILVER in 200m#teamSArise — TeamSouthAfrica (@teamsa16) September 11, 2016
Although he actually prefers the 400 m race, Ntando proved equally adept in the 200 m race.
“I knew that once I got into my stride that I would be okay,” he told IOL.com said after his spectacular performance last night.
“I thought it could do well. It’s not my preferred distance, but I showed that I can run fast over 200 m as well as 400 m.”
South Africa's medal count stands at six so far:
Charl du Toit - men's 100 m
Hilton Langenhoven - men's high jump
Kevin Paul - men's 100 m breaststroke
Ntando Mahlangu - men's 200 m
Ilse Hayes - women's 100 m
Fanie van der Merwe - men's 100 me