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South Africa assured of big medal haul at World Masters
- Updated: September 30, 2016
South Africa could walk away with nine gold medals, there are two silver medals already assured (and another six should the South African finalists not win gold) and a possible 10 bronze medals when the 2016 World Masters Squash Championships finish on Friday at the Wanderers and Parkview complexes.
Craig van der Wath, who contests the Men’s 50-54 final, will set a new record for six gold medals won should he defeat second seed Yawar Abbas from Egypt.
Van der Wath has collected two golds in the 35-39 group: one in the 40-44 and a further two in the 45-49 group. Together with Australia’s Geoff Davenport and Avril Murphy (Eng), Van der Wath presently holds the record with those five.
Adrian Wright (75-79 ),Barbara Sanderson (75+), Bett Dryhurst (70-74) are looking for their 4th gold medals : William Hosey (55-59) his third: Mike Tootill (45-49), Sarah FitzGerald (45-49) and Natalie Grainger (35-39) are aiming for their second.
The South African players in the finals are Samantha Herbert and Anlen Jarvis (40-44): Sharon le Roux (50-54), Anne Cave (75+), Gary Wheadon (35-39), Mike Tootill and Adrian Hansen (45-49), Van der Wath (50-54), Johnny Orsmond (60-64) and Des Sacco (75-79).
Playing for bronze are : Liesel Claxton and Jacquie Ryder (35-39) , Catherine Atkinson and Karen Schultz (40-44), Linda Shannon (45-49), Karin Fannin and Mariet Smal (55-59), Margie Hunt-Kemp (65-69), Jean Grainger and Sheena Worwood (70-74), Jimmy Schlebusch (35-39), Paul Atkinson (40-44), Craig Wapnick (45-49), Trevor Wilkinson (55-59), Stan Voges (60-64).