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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.

Athletics

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.

Badminton

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

Bowls

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

Boxing

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

Gymnastics
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.

Hockey

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.

Netball

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.