- The South African government has congratulated yet another athlete for making the country proud
- Mpumelelo Mhlongo broke the world record for the 100m men's race
- Social media users congratulated the talented star
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South Africa is continuing to fly the national flag high at the World Para Athletics in Dubai. Sprinter Mpumelelo Mhlongo set a new record and won a silver medal in the 100m men's race.
The South African Government took to their official Twitter page to congratulate the athlete. Mhlongo set a new World T44 record of 11 seconds and won a silver medal.
The world record is for the T44 race & the silver was for T64. This means he is classified as a T44 athlete that ran in a T64 race.
Social media users congratulated him on a job well done. Twitter user bongaleft said:
"Congratulations Mpumelelo #TheTasteofHome"
"We celebrate black excellence."
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that Anrune Weyers recently won South Africa's first gold medal at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships. The young lady led the women’s 400m, breaking a new record. Weyers finished the race in a time of 55.79. The South African government's Facebook account congratulated her.
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