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How Team SA fared: Day eight
- Updated: July 31, 2014
A look at how those athletes in action on day eight of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow fared on Thursday.
Men’s discus, final: Victor Hogan threw 56.42m for 10th place behind gold medallist, V Shiva Gowda, with 63.64m.
Men’s 200m, semi-finals: Akani Simbine finished second in his race in 20.53 to qualify for the final.
Ncinci Titi was disqualified in his semi-final.
Men’s 200m final: Simbine finished fifth in the final with a personal best 20.37.
Men’s 800m final: Andre Olivier won the bronze medal when he finished third behind his training partner Nijel Amos, who beat the great David Rudisha in 1:45.18. Oliver timed 1:46.03.
Women’s 400m final: Wenda Theron had a strong start before fading back in the latter half but ended up being disqualified after the race.
Women’s Doubles Round of 16: Jennifer Fry and Sandra le Grange teamed up to beat the Sri Lankan combo of M Beruwalage and N Murukkuwadura 2-1.
Mixed doubles Round of 16: Jennifer Fry and Andries Maland went down 2-0 to Canada’s Chan and Ng.
Women’s individual time trial (30km): After lying 12th in the early stages Ashleigh Moolman finished 15th behind New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen (42min 25:46sec) in 45:58:07. Teenager Heidi Dalton finished 20th in 48:22:03.
Women’s uneven bars final: Kirsten Beckett ended sixth with a score of 12.933 behind England’s gold medallist, Rebecca Downie (14.366).Vault final: Kirsten Beckett also ended sixth in this discipline. Her first effort was scored as 14.366 points and her second at 13.866, giving her a total of 14.116. England’s Claudia Fragapane won with a score of 14.633.
South Africa’s men’s team lost their last pool match to India 5-2 and will now play Canada on Saturday for fifth and sixth position.
Men’s Open Triples, B6/B7/B8: South Africa won the gold medal when they beat New Zealand 13-11 in the final. They led from the first end and New Zealand were never able to take the lead at any stage in the match.
Men’s Fours, quarter-finals: South Africa went down 15-7 to hosts Scotland.
Women’s Pairs, quarter-finals: South Africa reached the semi-finals with a 20-15 victory over Wales.
They then went on to reach the finals by beating Jersey 20-9.
Women’s Triples, semi-finals: South Africa lost to Australia 17-8 and then played Wales for the bronze medal, a match which they won 23-14.
Men’s +105kg, Group A: Gordon Shaw lifted a total of 350kg for fifth position.
Women’s freestyle (63kg) Round of 16: Zumicke Geringer went down 4-1 to Blandine Epanga Metala (CMR) who was declared the victor, by technical superiority with the loser scoring technical points.
Women’s freestyle (55kg), quarter-final: Jeanne-Marie Coetzer (SA) went down 4-1 to Nigeria’s Ifeoma Nwoye (winner by technical superiority)
Men’s freestyle (65kg), Round of 16: Terry van Rensburg (SA) bt Kenya’s JW Munene (Ken) 4-0, being declared the winner (Great Superiority – a difference of 6 points – the loser without points. He then beat Aussie Merhdad Tarash in the quarter-final but lost 3-1 to Canada’s Jevon Balfour in the semi-finals. He then took on Nigeria’s Sampson Clarkson for a shot at the bronze medal where he won 3-0 (8-0 in points).
Men’s freestyle (86kg), Round of 16: Armando Hietbrink (SA) bt Welshman Oliver Cole 4-1, being declared the winner (Great Superiority –a difference of 6 points – the loser without points.
He then took on 37-year-old Andrew Dick of Nigeria in the semi-final and went down 4-0, picking up a caution as well.
He then beat Peter Onyange Omenda of Kenya by a fall to win a bronze medal.