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Team South Africa is made up of incredible athletes; each and every one of them has made us proud – win or lose, our team is gold!


South Africa (09 August 2022) – And just like that, another international sporting event comes to an end. South African athletes really did us proud! Win or lose, they flew the South African flag high, participated with integrity and showed true sportsmanship.

South Africa is world-famous for sports accomplishments, so we are not surprised by the efforts put forward by Team South Africa during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

In total, we earn seven gold, nine silver and eleven bronze medals. This put us 9th on the overall medal tally with 27 medals earned for South Africa.

You can see the breakdown of medals by type, athlete and event below.


  • Blitzbokke (Ronald Brown, Angelo Davids, Selvyn Davids, Zain Davids, Muller du Plessis, Christie Grobbelaar, Dewald Human, Sakoyisa Makata, James Murphy, Mfundo Ndhlovu, Jc Pretorius, Siviwe Soyizwapi, Shaun Williams.) – Rugby Sevens.
  • Lara van Niekerk – Women’s 50m Breaststroke.
  • Lara van Niekerk – Women’s 100m Breastroke.
  • Pieter Coetze – Men’s 100m Backstroke.
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker – Women’s 200m Breaststroke.
  • Michaela Whitebooi – Judo, Women’s 48 kg.
  • Nododomzi Ntutu – Men’s T11/12 100m.


  • Chad le Clos – Men’s 200m Butterfly.
  • Pieter Coetza – Men’s 50m Backstroke.
  • Erin Gallagher – Women’s 50m Butterfly.
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker – Women’s 100m Breastroke.
  • Bridget Calitz, Esme Kruger, Thabelo Muvhango, Johanna Snyman (Lawn Bowls) – Women’s Fours.
  • Charl du Toit – Men’s T37/38 100m.
  • Akani Simbine – Men’s 100m.
  • Nicolaas de Lange – Men’s Freestyle 97 kg.
  • Daryl Impey – Men’s Road Race.


  • Kaylene Corbett – Women’s 200m Breaststroke.
  • Pieter Coetze – Men’s 200m Backstroke.
  • Christian Sadie – Men’s 50m Freestyle S7.
  • Caitlin Rooskrantz – Women’s Uneven Bars.
  • Charne Griesel – Judo, Women’s 52 kg.
  • Candice Lill – Mountain Bike, Women’s Cross-country.
  • Desiree Levin and Victoria van der Merwe – Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8.
  • Jovan van Vuuren – Men’s Long Jump.
  • Zeney van der Walt – Women’s 400m Hurdles.
  • Simnikiwe Bongco – Men’s Over 71kg-75kg (Middleweight).
  • Phiwokuhle Sbusisiwe Mnguni – Women’s Over 54kg-57kg (Featherweight).

Many of these bright young athletes are working towards the next Olympics, so be sure to stay tuned for more over the coming years! If you missed any of our reporting related to our athletes and their wins, you can check out the Commonwealth Games section on Good Things Guy here.

Sources: Commonwealth Games
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