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South African Paralympic star Ernst van Dyk raced his way to two silver medals at the 2013 Para-cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada, pushing Italy's Alessandro Zanardi all the way in the hand cycling H4 time trial and road race.
South Africa's Ernst van Dyk, who won a silver medal in the hotly contested London Paralympic hand cycling road race at Brands Hatch, is a two-sport star. His most recent foray abroad brought him more wheelchair racing success in the Boston and London marathons.
Natalie du Toit won her 13th Paralympic gold medal, and her third of the London Games, on Thursday as she prepared to call an end to an illustrious career. Hilton Langenhoven took silver in the 400m in the T12 class, while Arnu Fourie pipped Oscar Pistorius for bronze in the men's 100 metres.
The Ekhaya Hospitality Centre is a warm piece of home in the British capital for the duration of the Olympics and Paralympics.
South Africa's Paralympic team, after the weekend's competition in Beijing, has won 24 medals. Incredibly, 17 of those medals are gold, and the "golden girl" is Natalie du Toit, who completed a clean sweep of victories in the five events she entered.
South African wheelchair racing superstar Ernst van Dyk's lofty status in the international Paralympic community was recently underlined when he was chosen as one of 11 Paralympic ambassadors by the International Paralympic Committee.
South Africa sent five athletes to the inaugural Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. They came home with seven gold medals between them - as well as two world records in the pool and a sprint double on the track by two people who have set about bridging the gap between able-bodied and disabled athletes.