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South Africa assured of big medal haul at World Masters

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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).


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