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How Team SA fared: Day three
- Updated: July 26, 2014
How those South Africans in action on day three of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow fared on Saturday (all times local, for SA add one hour):
Mixed team, group stages: South Africa beat Jamaica 3-2.
Men’s -90kg Round of 16: Zack Piontek reached the quarter-finals by beating Louis Plevin (Guernsey) by Uchi-mata after just 19 seconds.
In the quarter-finals he beat Andrew Burns (Scotland) by Tai-otoshi after 2:28 to reach the semi-finals.
In the semi-finals he beat Johannesburg-born New Zealander Ryan Dill-Russell by Sumi-gaeshi to reach the final, which he won by beating Scotland’s Matthew Pursey on a yuko.
Men’s +100kg, Quarter-finals: Ruan Snyman won his fight against Martin Rygielski (Canada) on a shido (2-1).
In the semi-finals Snyman beat Australia’s Jake Andrewartha by Uchi-mata to reach the final. There he lost to the host nation’s Christopher Sherrington by ippon.
Men’s Triples, Section D, Round 5: South Africa came from 15-12 down to beat Northern Ireland 19-17.
Women’s Singles, Section D, Round 5: Colleen Piketh lost 21-15 to Kelly McKierihen of Canada.
Group stages: South Africa bt Barbados 57-36, their second victory against Caribbean competition after beating Trinidad & Tobago on Friday.
Men’s 200m butterfly heats: Sebastien Rousseau won his heat in 1min 57.84sec to qualify third fastest for the final, with countryman Dylan Bosch coming home third (ninth overall) in 1:58.95.
Chad le Clos finished second in his heat in 1:57.45 to qualify second fastest for the final.
In the final Le Clos won gold in 1:55.07 and Sebastien Rousseau the bronze medal.
Men’s Para-Sport 200m freestyle S14: Craig Groenewald qualified for the final in seventh position in 2:06.74.
Women’s 50m butterfly heats: Trudi Maree finished sixth in her heat in 27.62.
Marne Erasmus finished sixth in her heat in 27.40.
Men’s 100m freestyle heats: Leigh Shankland qualified fourth fastest overall for the semi-finals after his 49.64 saw him finish second in his heat.
Clayton Jimmie qualified 14th fastest overall for the semi-finals after a 50.69 in his heat.
Caydon Muller finished fifth in his heat in 51.27 and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Women’s 4x200m freestyle: South Africa reached the final by finishing second in their heat behind Canada in 8:14.19. In the final they finished out the medals but broke the national record by 3 seconds.
Craig Groenewald finished sixth in the men’s Para-Sport 200m freestyle S14 final, Leigh Shankland qualified fourth fastest for the Men’s 100m freestyle final and Cameron van der Burgh picked up silver in the men’s 100m breaststroke.
South Africa opened their campaign with a 36-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in their first pool match. They then went on to whitewash the Cook Islands 50-0 in their second match and also kept it scoreless against Kenya, 20-0.
Mixed team relay: SA’s bronze medallist in the individual men’s event, Richard Murray anchored SA to the silver medal in the mixed event. The team was made up of Murray, Henri Schoeman, Kate Roberts and Gill Sanders. They were 49sec behind gold medallists England (1hr 13min 24sec) and just a second ahead of bronze medallists Australia although Murray had things in the bag at that stage. This is triathlon’s second medal of the Games.