South African athletes Nododomzi Ntutu and Jovan van Vuuren added gold and bronze medals to the SA tally pushing our medal count to 22.
Birmingham, South Africa (05 August 2022) – It has been a full week at the Commonwealth Games for Team South Africa, and they are still flying the flag high.
Several athletes were hit by a wave of Covid-19, but thankfully, it was managed and most, while still recovering, are now able to venture out of their quarantine to support the rest of the team. Day seven was filled with sporting activities, including athletics, badminton, boxing, cricket, cycling, hockey, lawn bowls, gymnastics and table tennis.
South Africa currently has seven gold, seven silver and eight bronze medals at the time of writing this. These new medals were earned by the athletics team. These are the winners of medals from Day 7 of the Commonwealth Games.
Two of our athletics and track stars earned medals yesterday.
- Ndodomzi Ntutu – Men’s T11/12 100m – Gold
- Jovan van Vuuren – Men’s Long Jump – Bronze
36-year-old Ndodomzi Tutu is a running force to be reckoned with. He won gold in the Men’s T11/12 100m with a time of 10.83 beating his own gold-winning time of 11.02 in the Gold Coast four years ago. He is considered South Africa’s fastest para-athlete. He says he isn’t ready for retirement just yet!
Take a look at Ndodomzi receiving his gold medal below.
26-year-old Jovan van Vuuren earned the bronze of the day in the Men’s Long Jump. He jumped a total of 8.06m. Take a look at his medal moment below.