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How Team SA fared: Day one

Here is a list of how those South Africans in action on day one of Commonwealth Games action fared. Times are local, for SA , add one hour.


2pm: Mixed teams, Group E. South Africa bt Norfolk Islands 5-0. They next play Singapore.

Cycling (track)

Men’s sprint qualifying. Bernard Esterhuizen finished 16th overall in 10.317 seconds and failed to qualify.
Men’s 4 000m team pursuit qualifying. Despite setting a new nationional record, Evan Carstens, Kellan Gouveris, Nolan Hoffmann, Theuns van der Bank ended fifth in the rankings with a time of 4:18.194 which meant they failed to progress. Canada were the slowest qualifiers in 4:14.481.

Gymnastics (Rhythmic)

Team Ranking sixth.
Individual All Round – Grace Legote ninth, Aimee van Rooyen 17th and Julene van Rooyen 22nd. Aimee and Julene qualify for finals.
Individual Apparatus – Grace 12th, Julene 17th, Aimee 26th.
Ball – Grace ninth, Aimee 18th, Julene 22nd. Grace qualifies for final. Clubs – Grace seventh, Aimee 16th, Julene 21st. Grace qualifies for final.
Ribbon – Grace third, Aimee 15th, Jukene 18th. Grace qualifies for final.


South Africa hammered Trinidad and Tobago 16-0 in their opening pool match.


-66kg: Siyabulela Mabulu won his match in the last 16 and then again in the quarter-finals to reach the semi-final, where he lost. He later  fought in the bronze medal play-off and beat India’s Manjeet Nandal to win South Africa’s second bronze medal and second overall medal of the Games.
-60kg: In the men’s preliminary round of 16, Daniel le Grange won w/o. In the quarter-finals he beat Razak Abugiri of Ghana and in the semi-finals he lost to Navjot Chana, of India. He later took on Scotland’s John Buchanan for a bronze medal but was beaten.
-52kg, Women’s quarter-final. Sinothando Mva lost to Lisa Kearney (England) Ippon, 1:43.

Lawn bowls

Women’s Fours, Section C, Round 1: South Africa lost 17-13 to Norfolk Island.
Para-bowls, Mixed Pairs, Section A, Round 1: South Africa beat Canada 23.5.
Men’s Triples, Section D, Round 2: South Africa bt Fiji 17-16
Men’s Pairs, Section A, Round 2: South Africa lost to New Zealand 8-16
Women’s Singles, Section D, Round 2: Colleen Piketh bt Elizabeth Moceiwai (Fiji) 21-8
Para Bowls Mixed Pairs, Section A, Round 2: South Africa vs New Zealand, Gyndolene Nel and Herman Scholtz won 14-7


Women’s 400m IM: Rene Warnes finished fifth in the opening heat of the Commonwealth Games, in 4min 49.81sec. It placed her ninth overall and she failed to reach the final.
Men’s 400m freestyle: Myles Brown finished fourth in his heat in 3:48.65. He ended ninth overall and missed out on a place in the final.
Women’s 200m freestyle: Karin Prinsloo finished sixth overall in 1:58.38 to qualify for the evening final where she ended eighth in a time of 1:59.85.
Women’s 50m breaststroke: Tara-Lynn Nicholas finished fourth in her heat in 31.48 and she qualified for the evening semi-finals, in ninth position. She ended sixth in her semi-final with a time of 32.32 and did not qualify.
Men’s 50m butterfly: Chad le Clos finished second in his heat in 23.65, while Roland Schoeman won his heat in 23.85. Both qualified for the semi-finals, third and sixth fastest, respectively. In evening action Roland was first in Heat 1 in  23.25, Chad second in Heat 2 in a time of 23.29. Both qualify for final
Women’s 100m butterfly. Marne Erasmus finished fourth in her heat in 1:01.81. It placed her 14th overall and she qualified for the evening semi-finals where she was seventh in semi-final one in a time of 1:00.72 which did not qualify her
Men’s 100m backstroke: Darren Murray finished fourth in his heat in 55.78 and qualified for the evening semi-finals in 12th position. He ended sixth in semi-final one in a time of 55.68 and did not qualify
Women’s 4x100m freestyle: South Africa finished second in their heat, in a national record 3:44.86, but it doesn’t count as Marlies Ross dived in too early and team was disqualified.


Women: Gillian Saunders ended 14th in 2hr 11min 01sec and Kate Roberts 15th in 2:11:45. They were 12:05 and 12:45 respectively behind winner Jodie Stimpson of England.
Men: Richard Murray finished third (1hr 50min 21sec) and picked up the bronze medal behind the Brownlee brothers, with Wian Sullwald 15th (1:53:43) and Henri Schoeman 16th (1:53:46).


Womens’ 48g; Portia Vries (DNF)
56kg: Anrich Phillips finished fifth with three new SA records

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