- 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
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."
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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