Veteran sprinter Ntutu captures gold for SA at Commonwealth Games

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Veteran sprinter Ntutu captures gold for SA at Commonwealth Games South African sprinter Ndodomzi Ntutu. Picture: @ParaAthletics/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Veteran Paralympic sprinter Ndodomzi Ntutu claimed the gold medal for South Africa in the men's T11/12 100m final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Thursday night.

The 36-year-old clocked a winning time of 10.83, which was quicker than his 11.02 winning time when he won the title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games four years ago.

England's Zachary Alexander Shaw grabbed the silver in a time of 10.9 and Ananias Shikongo of Namibia took bronze in 10.95.

In other action on the track, Jovan van Vuuren picked up the bronze medal in the men's long jump competition. Van Vuuren's jump of 8.06m was good enough for third place. Laquan Nairn of the Bahamas won the gold with a jump of 8.08m and India's Sreeshankar Sreeshankar picked up the silver with a jump of 8.08m.

South Africa's medal tally now stands at 22, with seven gold, seven silver and eight bronze.

This article first appeared on EWN : Veteran sprinter Ntutu captures gold for SA at Commonwealth Games

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