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How Team SA fared: Day six

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Swimming picked up another two medals at the Commonwealth Games to finish their campaign with 12 medals. Here is the lowdown as to how those South Africans in action in Glasgow on Tuesday fared:


Men’s decathlon, 110 hurdles: Fredriech Pretorius finished second in his heat in 14.62.
Willem Coertzen withdrew from the competition, injured.
Men’s decathlon, discus: Pretorius finished fifth in his group with 40.61m.
Men’s decathlon, javelin: Pretorius was fifth in his group, with a personal best of 58.76m. That gave him 6 833 points for the competition and ninth of 14 remaining competitors. He’s just seven points adrift of the eighth placed athlete.
Men’s decathlon, 1500m: Pretorius ended first in the final event of the 10-discipline competition with a personal best 4min 28.33. That gave him a final points tally of 7639 which saw him end seventh overall.

Men’s long jump, qualifying: Both Rushwahl Samaai and Zarck Visser qualified for the final. Samaai produced an 8.03m leap and Visser 7.99m as they qualified second and third overall.

Women’s 400m hurdles: Wenda Nel finished second in her heat to qualify for the semi-final.

Men’s 800m, heat 3: Andre Olivier cruised to victory in his heat to win it in 1:47.93.

Men’s 400m semi-final: Wayde van Niekerk finished second in the second of two semis, clocking 45.41sec and going through automatically by virtue of being in the first two of his heat. He moves into Wednesday’s final as the fourth fastest qualifer.


Men’s singles, round of 64: Prakash Vijayanath reached the round of 32 with a 21-15 21-7 victory over Andre Padmore of Barbados.


Men’s super-heavyweight (+91kg), quarter-finals: Paul Schafer lost on a second round TKO to Efe Ajagba, of Nigeria.


Women’s mountain bike: Mariske Strauss ended 10th, 7min 48sec behind  winner Catharine Prendel as Canada made it a 1-2 for gold and silver. Later, in the men’s race, over an extra lap compared to the women,  London Olympian Phillip Buys ended 13th in 1:48.34 as New Zealand took gold and silver through Anton Cooper and Samuel Gaze. The winning time was 1:38:26.


Men’s Pool match: South Africa rebounded from their 6-0 defeat to Australia by beating Wales 5-1 for their second tournament victory after beating Scotland 2-0 in their opening match. They have now scored seven goals and conceded seven in three matches.

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Men’s singles, Section D, Rounds 3 & 4: Fresh from a gold medal in the men’s triples, Bobby Donnelly beat Matthew Le Ber, of Guernsey, 21-14. But he then went down, suffering a heavy 21-1 defeat to Munokokura Pita of the Cook Islands.
Women’s Pairs, Section C, Round 2: South Africa lost to Norfolk Island 26-10.
Open Triples, B6/B7/B8. Section A, Round 2: South Africa beat Australia 21-9.
Men’s Fours, Section B, Round 3: South Africa beat Falkland Islands 40-5.


Men’s 200m Individual Medley: Sebastien Rousseau finished second in his heat in 1:59.61 to qualify for the final, as did Chad le Clos who also finished second in his heat in 2:00.78.
In the final Le Clos took the bronze medal in 1:58.85, while Rousseau ended eighth in 2:01.61.

Women’s 4x100m medley relay: South Africa finished second in their heat to qualify for the final in 4:11.34.
In the final they finished fifth in 4:09.31 behind Australia.

Men’s 4x100m medley relay: South Africa finished third in their heat behind Australia and England to qualify for the final in 3:40.31.
In the final the quartet of Rousseau, Cameron van der Burgh, Le Clos and Leith Shankland raced to third behind Australia and England.

Men’s 50m freestyle final: Roland Schoeman finished sixth in 22.36 and Brad Tandy seventh in 22.43.


Men’s freestyle, 74kg, Round of 16: Gerald Meyer beat Rashji Mackey, of Bahamas, by great superiority (a difference of six points) with the loser without points.
In the quarter-finals, Meyer went down narrowly to England’s Mike Grundy. Meyer lost on points (first period 2-6, second period 7-4, total 9-10).
Men’s freestyle, 125kg, Round of 16: Aden Digovich lost to Zaman Anwar, of Pakistan, by technical superiority. (First period 1-6, second period 0-6).
Men’s freestyle, 57kg:  Repechage. Bokang Masunyane beat JG Bandoo of Mauritius by fall after losing his quarter-final. He then lost his bronze medal match to Azhar Hussain.