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How Team SA fared: Day seven
- Updated: July 30, 2014
A look at how those South Africans competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow fared on Wednesday:
Men’s 200m heats: Ncincilili Titi won his heat in 20.66 and qualified for the semi-finals. Wayde van Niekerk finished second in his heat in 20.84 and qualified for the semi-finals.
Men’s 400m hurdles, semi-finals: Cornel Fredericks won his semi-final in 49.26 and he qualified fastest for the final. LJ van Zyl finished fourth in his semi-final in 50.07 and failed to qualify for the final.
Men’s discus, qualifying: Victor Hogan threw a season’s best 64.16m to qualify for the final after winning his group.
Men’s long jump final: Zarck Visser and Rushwahl Samaai sealed silver and bronze with best efforts of 8.12 and 8.08 on the night as Olympic champion Greg Rutherford took gold in 8.20m. Visser was 19cm off his season’s best and Samaai 5cm.
Women’s javelin final: Two-time Commonwealth champion Sunette Viljoen took silver on this occasion with a final effort of 63.19m as Aussie Kim Mickle won with a 65.96 best on the night.
Men’s 400m final: Wayde van Niekerk ended up second behind Grenada’s Kirani James to win his first Commonwealth medal. He clocked 44.68sec to James’ 44.68.
Men’s 800m semi-finals: Andre Olivier did just enough to secure his place in the final, first making the pace for the first lap and then easing off down the finishing straight to take third in 1:46.30 and automatic qualification.
Men’s singles, round of 32: Prakash Vijayanath lost his match to Northern Ireland’s Tony Stephenson 21-5 21-8.
Women’s singles, round of 32: Sandra la Grange lost her match to India’s PV Sindhu 21-4 21-6.
Mixed doubles Round of 32: South Africa (Andries Malan and Jenny Fry) beat Ghana 21-6 21-16 to progress to the last 16.
Men’s bantamweight (56kg) quarter-finals: Ayabonga Sonjica lost on a split points decision, 28-29 28-29 29-28 to Wales’ Sean McGoldrick and therefore misses out on a medal.
Women’s pool match: South Africa beat India 3-2 to reach the semi-finals where they’ll play Australia. The other semi-final is between England and New Zealand.
Women’s Pairs, Section C, Round 4: South Africa beat Samoa 26-8. Round 5: South Africa beat Scotland 16-14.
Women’s Triples, Section D, Round 3: South Africa beat Wales 14-13.
Pool B: South Africa lost 64-40 to Australia.
Women’s freestyle, 58kg, Round of 16: Norma Gordon lost to England’s Sarah Grundy on points. Grundy won the first period 6-4 and the second period ended 2-2, so Grundy won 8-6.
Women’s freestyle, 53kg, quarter-finals: Mpho Madi lost to Lalita Lalita, of India, by great superiority – a difference of six points without getting a point – with Madi winning 10-0 in the first period. Madi then took on Shannon Hawke, of Scotland, for the bronze medal and went on to grab another medal for Team SA when the 26-year-old beat Hawke 5-0 by virtue of a fall .
Women’s freestyle, 69kg, quarter-finals: Refilwe Molongwana beat Emily Mbogo, of Kenya, by fall in the first period while leading 4-0. Semi-finals: Molonwana lost to Angela Tomo, of Cameroon, by fall in the first period while 8-0 behind. The 24-year-old Molonowana next tackled Hannah Rueben, of Nigeria, for the bronze medal, but came up short, losing 4-1 as Rueben was declared the winner (technical superiority with the loser scoring technical points).
Men’s freestyle, 61kg, round of 16: Marno Plaatjies beat Udara Fernando, of Sri Lanka, by great superiority – a difference of six points – with the loser not getting a point. Plaatjies won both periods 5-0 for a 10-0 victory. Quarter-finals: Plaatjies lost to Bajrang Bajrang, of India, by technical superiority, 12-1 in the first period. Repechage: Plaatjies lost to Sasha Madyarchyk, of England, by fall. Madyarchyk had been leading 14-10 after winning the first period 12-6.