Photo Credit: Team South Africa

Team South Africa earned 4 more medals on Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games, pushing our total up to 16; we look forward to what Day 6 has in store.


Birmingham, United Kingdom (03 August 2022) – After yesterday’s events, South Africa’s medal count is up to 16. This is fantastic news and keeps us 5th on the overall medal list.

South Africa currently has six gold, five silver and five bronze medals at the time of writing this. We are in absolute awe of our incredible athletes!

The winners of the four medals on Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games were our incredible swimmers and the lawn bowls team.

  • Lawn Bowls – Women’s Fours – Bridget Calitz, Esme Kruger, Thabelo Muvhango, Johanna Snyman – Silver.
  • Lara van Niekerk – Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Gold
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker – Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Silver
  • Pieter Coetze – Men’s 200m Backstroke – Bronze

We are very excited to see what Day 6 has in store! Stay tuned for more updates.

Take a look at Coetze receiving his medal below. He now has the full set at the games, having previously won gold and silver in his swimming events.

Lara and Tatjana warm hearts with their support for each other. Take a look below.

Sources: Commonwealth Games / Team South Africa
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