South Africa’s men’s triples bowls team and 50m breaststroker Cameron van der Burgh both retained their Commonwealth title when they won gold. Here is a lowdown as to how every South African in action in Glasgow on day five fared:
Men’s 100m semi-finals: Simon Magakwe finished seventh in the first of three semi-finals with a time of 10.33. Akani Simbine was fourth in the third semi-final with a 10.21 finish. Neither went through to the evening final.
Shot put final: Orazio Cremona ended fourth with a best throw of 20.13.
Men’s decathlon, 100m: Willem Coertzen finished third in his heat in a personal best 10.88. Fredriech Pretorius, in the same heat, timed 11.29;
Long jump: Coertzen had a 7.40m leap and Pretorius a 7.13m. After two rounds of the decathlon Coertzen was placed third overall (for an overall 1 798 points) with Pretorius 12th (1 642); Shot put: Coertzen heaved the sphere 13.70 to end eighth in his group (2508 points). Pretorius threw an 11.86 (to take him to 2240 points) or eighth spot as well. After the morning’s three disciplines, the pair were fourth and 16th respectively. Coertzen then pulled out of the competition during the evening’s high jump event with an ankle injury after going out at a height of 1.87m.
Men’s discus final F42/44: Lean Simon ended fifth with an African record 46.39m.
Men’s 100m T37, Round 1: Charl du Toit won his heat in 12.02.
In the same discipline Fanie van der Merwe also won his heat in 11.75, with Andrea Dalle Ave third in 12.61. All three were potential medallists, with Van der Merwe, the strong favourite for gold. Van der Merwe went on to take gold with a time of 11.65 in the final and Du Toit followed him home with 11.89 for silver. Dalle Ave was fourth in 12.39 (a season’s best).
Men’s 400m heats: Wayde van Niekerk reached the semi-finals when he finished a comfortable third in his heat in 46.87sec
Men’s group stage: South Africa lost 6-0 to Australia after trailing 3-0 at half-time. They have now played two matches, winning one and losing one.
Men’s Triples, Final: South Africa, the defending Commonwealth Games champions, beat Northern Ireland 19-10. SA had raced into a 14-3 lead which proved unassailable as Prince Neluonde, Pierre Breitenbach and Bobby Donnelly never relinquished the lead. The women’s pairs then won their Section C, Round One match against Zambia 20-18
Men’s 200m backstroke heats: Darren Murray finished third in his heat in 2:01.48 which left him ninth overall and out of the top eight that reached the evening final.
Men’s 50m freestyle: Roland Schoeman finished second in his heat, behind England’s Ben Proud, in 22.54. In the same heat Brad Tandy was fourth in 22.78. Schoeman qualified joint sixth quickest for the semis, while Tandy was placed 10th.
In the semi-finals, both swam in the same heat. Schoeman finished third in 22.36 and Tandy was fourth in 22.34.
Men’s 1500m heats: Myles Brown finished a comfortable third in his heat in his heat in 15:10.87 and qualified fifth fastest for the final.
Men’s 50m breaststroke final: Cameron van der Burgh led all the way to win in 26.76, beating England’s Adam Peaty into silver by 0.02 seconds.
Men’s 100m butterfly: Chad le Clos won the gold medal with 51.29, a Commonwealth Games record.