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SA wrestling’s Moroccan medals

The South African senior team returned from the African championships in Casablanca, Morocco with an excellent medal haul.

The championships were held under the auspices of the Fila wrestling federation and Team South Africa placed third overall from the 13 countries. Egypt and Tunisia were first and second respectively.

The team returned with six silver and three bonze medals.

The women’s team placed seventh out of 12 teams with Northern Free State’s Sonia Coetzer faring best with bronze in the 72kg division.

Michelle Hoogkyk (North Cape) placed fifth in the 48kg, Zumicke Geninger (North Gauteng) took sixth in the 63kg and Eastern Gauteng’s Jeannie Coetzer was ninth in the 55kg.

RESULTS

60kg.    Hanro Botha                            3rd from 8 (Bronze)

66kg.    Pieter Pienaar                         2nd from 8 (Silver)

74kg.    Arrie van Wyk                          5th from 9

84kg.    Gerald Meyer                           2nd from 7 (Silver)

96kg.    Etienne van Huyssteen              2nd from 7 (Silver)

120kg.  Adam Digovich                        2nd from 7 (Silver)

Team: 3rd place on table from 13 countries

WOMEN”S SENIOR AFRICAN FREESTYLE WRESTLING

48kg.  Michelle Hoogkyk         5th from 9

55kg.  Jeannie Coetzer           9th from 9

63kg.  Zumicke Geringer         6th from 6

72kg.  Sonia Coetzee              3rd from 7 (Bronze)

Team:  7th place on table from 12 countries

MEN’S SENIOR AFRICAN GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING

66kg    Arrie van Wyk                4th from 5

84kg.   Richard Ferreira            3rd from 5 (Bronze)

96kg    Etienne van Huyssteen  2nd from 4 (Silver)

120kg  Ryan Abrahams             2nd from 3 (Silver)


1 comments
Roleen Coetser
Roleen Coetser

Excellent !!! Thank you for giving us some NEWS on Wrestling. Needs to be promoted more as one of the Ancient First Olympic Sports. Much appreciated. Keep up the good work.