More medals and some disappointment for #TeamSA
The Commonwealth Games is winding down and Thursday brought a mixed bag of results for South Africa. ANTOINETTE MULLER wraps up the action.
Another day, another handful of bling for South Africa at the Commonwealth Games. Johannes Botha (silver in wrestling) and Alan Hatherly (bronze in men's cross-country cycling) set the tone early, adding to the bronze medal already won by Christopher Patton, Tobias Botha and Willem Viljoen in the men's lawn bowls triples in the B6/B7/B8 category first thing on Thursday. But, as has so often been the case on the Gold Coast, the day belonged to South Africa’s track athletes. Wenda Nel added a bronze in the women's 400m hurdles while Ndodomzi Ntutu and Hilton Langenhoven bagged gold and silver respectively in the men's T12 100m. But there was disappointment , too. Anaso Jobodwana, who survived a disqualification scare wasn’t allowed to compete in the final of the men’s 200m, despite protests from Athletics South Africa. Clarence Munyai was South Africa's only competitor in the event and there were high hopes for the young runner. Having set a world-leading time when he broke Wayde van Niekerk's record in the distance in March this year, Munyai finished in fifth (later upgraded to fourth) place in a race that was packed with drama. England's Zharnel Hughes looked like he had won it, but was later disqualified for running right on the edge of the lane, intruding into Jereem Richard’s lane. At the time of writing, it was expected that there would be protests from England, but nothing was confirmed. Elsewhere, the netball team finished fifth - beating Uganda 53-42. It was their best-ever finish at the Games since Manchester 2002. For a full list of results of South Africans on Thursday, click here. Who to watch on Friday There’s a bit of action on the go, but all eyes are on Caster Semenya running in the women’s 800m final at 12:45. Having already won gold in the 1,500m, she will be gunning for the double. The South African legend breezed through her heats and if her performance in the longer distance is anything to go by, this should be a great race. Elsewhere, slightly earlier in the morning (3:05 to be exact), Henricho Bruintjies, Anaso Jobodwana, Clarence Munyai and Akani Simbine will be running in the men's 4x100m relay heats. Philmar van Rensburg will also be in the men's javelin qualifiers from 3:10. Just after lunch at 13:10, Stephen Mokoka will be running in the men's 10,000m final. Sevens also kick off on Friday with the South African women playing Canada (8:31) and New Zealand (11:33). Theo Cogill is in action in men's TT 6-10 semi-finals in the table tennis while Nicolene Neal and Colleen Piketh are in the final of the women's lawn bowls pairs. For a full list of South Africans in action on Friday, click here. Total medals won by South Africa at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medals:11 Silver medals: 9 Bronze medals: 12 Full list of South African medal winners Gold medal winners Henri Schoeman - men's triathlon Tatjana Schoenmaker - women's 200m breaststroke Chad le Clos - men's 200m butterfly Chad le Clos - men's 50m butterfly Cameron van der Burgh - men's 50m breaststroke Tatjana Schoenmaker - women's 100m breaststroke Chad le Clos - men's 100m butterfly Akani Simbine - men's 100m Caster Semenya - women's 1,500m Luvo Manyonga - men's long jump Ndodomzi Ntutu - men's T12 100m Silver medal winners Chad le Clos - men's 100m freestyle Esme Kruger, Nicolene Neal, Johanna Snyman and Elma Davis - women's fours lawn bowls Dylan Buis - men's T38 100m Christian Sadie - men’s S6 50m freestyle Henricho Bruintjies - men's 100m Brad Tandy - men's 50 freestyle Princess Schreuder and Philippus Walker - lawn bowls mixed B2/B3 Johannes Botha - men's wrestling 74kg freestyle Hilton Langenhoven - men's T12 100m Bronze medal winners Ryan Coetzee - men's 50m butterfly Cameron van der Burgh - men's 100m breaststroke Colleen Piketh - women's singles lawn bowls Mona Pretorius - women's 63kg weightlifting Charl Du Toit - men's T38 100m (WR time) Team South Africa - men's 4 x 100m medley relay Sunette Viljoen - women's javelin Reinhardt Hamman - men's F38 shot put Ruswahl Samaai - men's long jump Alan Hatherly - men's cross-country cycling Christopher Patton, Tobias Botha and Willem Viljoen - lawn bowls triples B6/B7/B8 Wenda Nel - women's 400m hurdles. DM Photo: Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's 200m Final of the Athletics competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia, 12 April 2018. EPA/DEAN LEWINS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT