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Team SA latest ÔÇô Oct 7

Delhi: Natalie du Toit, Chad les Clos, Wendy Trott and Riaan Schoeman excelled for Team South Africa on day four of the CWG.

Du Toit and Les Clos won gold, Trott swam brilliantly to finish second behind Olympic champion Rebecca Addington in the 800m women’s freestyle and Schoeman claimed bronze in the 4x100m inidividual medley.

The wins took South Africa’s medal total to 15, with swimming nine medals.

Samkeli Radebe won Team South Africa’s first athletics medal with a second place finish in the T46 100 metres with David Roos starting well but having to settle for fourth place.

Ealier in the day Nico Benade scored with a perfect 10 with his last arrow to win South Africa the bronze in the Archery men’s Team Compound. Benade and teammates Septimus Cilliers and Kobus de Wet had to quickly put behind them the heartbreak of losing to India 226-224 with the final arrow in the semi-final.

There was no time to dwell and the South Africans were up for the challenge to win 234-232.

At the aquatic centre Cameron van der Burgh qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 50m breaststroke, the morning after winning 100m gold in the pool and then tied for first place with New Zealand’s Glen Synders with the fastest qualifying time of 27.86. The final is on Friday.

Gideon Louw (4th) and Graeme Moore (7th) could not keep pace with the medallists in the Final of the Men’s 100m freestyle.

In the T6 100m, both Samkelo Radebe and David Roos are through to the Final.

Men’s hockey goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse remains upbeat despite the team losing 4-2 to New Zealand on Wednesday night. “Ja, it’s hard now but we must beat Trinidad and Tobago and then England and hopefully there’s a result (upset) somewhere else to help us get into the semis.

“But we’re all positive and still in control of our destiny. Last night we were flat for some reason and 4-1 down at half-time. From there it was playing catch-up and we ended 4-2.”

In wrestling Zumicke Geringer finished fourth in the 63kg freestyle, as did Brumilda Leeuw.

South Africa’s cycling trio of Dean Edwards, Jay Thompson and Christoff van Heerden are through to the final of the scratch race.

Eighteen-year-old Jennifer Khwela then vaulted to a silver medal in the gymnastics.

South Africa’s boxing challenge has been the big disappointment with three of the four-strong squad crashing out in the first round and the boxing return is now likely to be as slim as it was at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Gift Pilane and Papish Baloyi lost on Thursday and Siphiwe Lusizi bowed out on Wednesday night.

In Lawn Bowls, Men’ Pairs beat PNG and beat Kenya. Women’s trips lost to England and Men’s trips lost to Wales. Women’s pairs lost to Northern Ireland.

South Africa’s mens team table tennis lost 2-1 to India in the quarter-finals.


Jenifer Kwela actually got a silver medal in the vault