Team SA’s Olympic and Paralympic medallists received a warm welcome at a ceremony in Johannesburg on Friday, September 10, while bagging some big bucks in the process, courtesy of Toyota.
These are the seven medal winners from both events including the amount allocated to each athlete per medal received:
Gold (R100 000)
- Anruné Weyers – Women’s 400m (T47) Race
- Ntando Mahlangu – Men’s Long Jump (T63)
- Pieter du Preez – Men’s Road Time Trial H1
- Ntando Mahlangu – Men’s 200m (T61) Race
- Tatjana Schoenmaker – Women’s 200m Breaststroke
Silver (R50 000)
- Louzanne Coetzee – 1500m Final (T11) Race
- Bianca Buitendag – Women’s Surfing
- Tatjana Schoenmaker – Women’s 100m Breaststroke
Bronze (R25 000)
- Sheryl James – Women’s 400m (T37) Race
- Louzanne Coetzee – Women’s Marathon (T12)
Surfing star Bianca Buitendag also made an announcement that she’s retiring at the age of 27 because of how the water has affected her body over the years.
Our sponsor @ToyotaSA is celebrating and rewarding #TeamSA medalists from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Each athlete is receiving prize money according to the medals received.#StartYourImpossible pic.twitter.com/3Oot95GYyt
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) September 10, 2021
We’re bursting with pride! Congratulations Team SA!
Picture: Twitter / TeamSA