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Team South Africa at the Commonwealth Games. Here’s our impressive list of medals!

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South Africa are staying in the top 10 while competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15, 2018.

 

The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that is currently being held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018.

SASCOC named a powerful team to represent the rainbow nation at the Games. Team South Africa athletes will do battle across 16 codes, including para-sports athletics, lawn bowls, swimming, table tennis and powerlifting.

Sporting codes with South African participation are the following: athletics, badminton, bowls, boxing, cycling (mountain bike, road, track), gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.

Other team sports will see women’s rugby sevens, men’s and women’s hockey sides and the women’s netballers in action while there are also team disciplines in track cycling and triathlon.

“As SASCOC we’re very excited to deliver this team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,” says SASCOC President Gideon Sam.

“Many hours of planning have gone into preparing this team.”

South Africa has 196 competitors at the games and we’re are racking up medals at every stage. We will be updating this article as the games progress.

  • Ranking in Games: 5th Place
  • Total Number of Medals: 35
    • Gold medals: 13
    • Silver medals: 10
    • Bronze medals: 12

Gold medal winners

  • Henri Schoeman – men’s triathlon (April 5)
  • Chad le Clos – men’s 200m butterfly (April 6)
  • Chad le Clos – men’s 50m butterfly (April 7)
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker – women’s 200m breaststroke  (April 7)
  • Cameron van der Burgh – swimming men’s 50-metre breaststroke (April 9)
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker – swimming women’s 100-metre breaststroke (April 9)
  • Chad le Clos Swimming – men’s 100-metre butterfly (April 9)
  • Akani Simbine – athletics men’s 100-metre (April 9)
  • Caster Semenya – athletics women’s 1500-metre (April 10)
  • Luvo Manyonga – men’s long jump (April 11)
  • Ndodomzi Ntutu – men’s T12 100m (April 12)
  • Martin Erasmus – men’s freestyle wrestling 97 kg (April 13)
  • Caster Semenya – women’s 800m (April 13)

Silver medal winners

  • Chad le Clos – men’s 100m freestyle (April 8)
  • Elma Davis, Esme Kruger, Nicolene Neal and Johanna Snyman – women’s fours lawn bowls (April 9)
  • Christian Sadie – swimming Men’s 50-metre freestyle S7 (April 9)
  • Dyan Buis Athletics – men’s T38 100 metres (April 9)
  • Henricho Bruintjies – athletics men’s 100 metres (April 9)
  • Brad Tandy Swimming – men’s 50-metre freestyle (April 10)
  • Team South Africa – Mixed B2/B3 Pairs lawn bowls (April 11)
  • Johannes Botha – men’s freestyle wrestling 74 kg (April 12)
  • Hilton Langenhoven – men’s T12 100m (April 12)
  • Team South Africa – women’s pairs lawn bowls (April 13)

Bronze medal winners

  • Ryan Coetzee – men’s 50m butterfly (April 6)
  • Cameron van der Burgh – men’s 100m breaststroke (April 7)
  • Mona Pretorius – women’s 63kg weightlifting (April 7)
  • Colleen Piketh – women’s singles lawn bowls (April 8)
  • Charl du Toit – athletics Men’s T38 100 metres (April 9)
  • Calvyn Justus, Cameron van der Burgh, Chad le Clos, Brad Tandy – swimming Men’s 4 × 100-metre medley relay (April 10)
  • Sunette Viljoen – women’s javelin (April 11)
  • Reinhardt Hamman – men’s F38 shot put (April 11)
  • Ruswahl Samaai – men’s long jump (April 11)
  • Alan Hatherly-  men’s cross-country mountain biking (April 12)
  • Team South Africa – Open B6/B7/B8 Triples lawn bowls (April 12)
  • Wanda Nel – Women’s 400m Hurdles (April 12)

Sources: Commonwealth Games 
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