Team SA latest ÔÇô Oct 9 | SASCOC - SASCOC

Team SA latest ÔÇô Oct 9

Wrestling’s Richard Addinall won his second silver medal after reaching the final of the 74kg freestyle final on Saturday.

Addinall earlier in the week won a silver in Greco Roman and he gets a chance to go one better against his Indian opponent later on Saturday.

Marius Loots, in the 60kg freestyle category, will be a contender for bronze after reaching the repechage stage for third and fourth.

Swimming again excelled. Natalie du Toit won gold, while silver medals came from Roland Schoeman (50m free) and Heerden Herman (1500m free). Gideon Louw won bronze in the 50m freestyle, while Mark Randall was fourth in the 1500m freestyle.

South Africa’s netballers bounced back from a disappointing heavy defeat against New Zealand to end their CWG campaign with a 59-43 victory over Barbados.

The men’s 4x100m medley relay squad took yet another medal when they raced to silver in 3min 36.12sec .

In women’s hockey action host nation India were eliminated from the semi-final race despite winning 3-1 against South Africa.

The Indians, silver medallists in the 2006 Melbourne Games, finished with seven points from their four Pool A matches, the same as South Africa, but lost out on goal difference.

South Africa, who have had a great tournament so far, will now take on Pool B toppers New Zealand while defending champions Australia will meet England in the semi-finals.

AFP reports that India started out aggressively before nearly 15 000 fans at the Major Dhyan Chand stadium in the key clash and showed marked improvement in their game from earlier matches.

They earned a penalty corner in the 11th minute which was converted by midfielder Deepika Thakur after receiving a pass from Jasjeet Kaur Handa.

Deepika was on target once again with her powerful drive zipping past South African goalkeeper Vuyisanani Mangisa in the 21st.

The Indians made it 3-0 after Surinder Kaur exploited a defense lapse to score a goal at the half-time hooter.

South Africa fought back in the second half with veteran player Pietie Coetzee netting her 200th goal in her 200th international, prompting a special jig from her team-mates.



Deepika Thakur (11th minute, 21st), Surinder Kaur (35th)

South Africa:

Pietie Coetzee (45th)