Other sport 18.9.2016 08:39 pm

Van Dyk closes SA campaign with sixth place

Ernst van Dyk put up a fight but was unable to rack up another Paralympic medal on Sunday, taking sixth position in the T54 wheelchair marathon as he brought Team SA’s campaign to a close at the Rio Games.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland joined former champion Kurt Fearnley of Australia in an early break, and Van Dyk was locked in a battle with 10 other men as he formed part of a large chase group.

Van Dyk closes SA campaign with sixth place
Van Dyk closes SA campaign with sixth place

Van Dyk closes SA campaign with sixth place

Ernst van Dyk put up a fight but was unable to rack up another Paralympic medal on Sunday, taking sixth position in the T54 wheelchair marathon as he brought Team SA’s campaign to a close at the Rio Games.

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Double champ Du Toit lifts SA tally

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Two more medals for SA Paralympic team

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Two more golds for SA Paralympic team

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Le Clos cuts ties with coach

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Liebenberg storms to ninth SA medal

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Sithole edged off the podium in Rio

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Buis edged out in 100m final

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SA medal haul rises to seven

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Teenage sprinter reaches Paralympic podium

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Langenhoven gold secures second SA medal

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Fourie misses out on Paralympic medal

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