How Team SA fared: Day nine

A look at how those athletes in action on day nine of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow fared on Friday.


Men’s 1500m first round: SA 1500-metre champion Johan Cronje cruised into Saturday’s final with a third place in the first round. The first four qualify automatically for the final. His time was 3min 40.17sec as Kenyan Ronald Kwemoi won in 3:39.90.
Men’s javelin, qualifying: Rocco van Rooyen ended third in qualifying with a 77.57 effort on his third and last throw and qualifies for Saturday’s final.
Men’s triple jump, qualification: Khotso Mokoena needed just one jump to qualify for the final, and it was a season’s best 16.69m.
Men’s 4x100m relay, qualifying: Led off by Hendricho Bruintjies, the team of Simon Magakwe, Ncincilili Titi and Akani Simbini placed second in their heat with a 38.91 clocking behind England and go through to the final.


Women’s doubles, quarter-finals: Jennifer Fry and Sandra le Grange went down 2-0 to Malaysia (21-7 21-10).


Women’s pairs, final: Colleen Piketh and Tracy-Lee Botha beat England 20-17 after 19 ends.


Tulani Mbenge lost his welterweight fight when he was beaten on points by Scott Fitzgerald, of England. However, Mbenge won the bronze medal.

Women’s floor final: Kirsten Beckett ended eighth with a score of 13.000 as England’s Claudia Fragpane won with a score of 14.541.


Women’s semi-final: South Africa lost 7-1 to Australia and will now face either England or New Zealand in the bronze medal play-off. South Africa trailed 2-0 at the break and Celia Evans netted SA’s sole goal.


Fifth-sixth place play-off: South Africa lost their final match of the Games 53-45 to Malawi. Christina Bootha, with 19 goals, was South Africa’s highest scorer.