Team SA started the day with 66 medals at the African Games. Here is a full rundown of how they fared in Rabat and Casablanca. There were medals on the day from Nita Scholtz, Esti van Tonder, the women’s K2 500m, the men’s and women’s K4 500m (gold), Chanel Simmonds, Ryan Gibbons and Yolande Stander (silver) and Linique Beneke and Ischke Senekal (bronze).
They accumulated those 10 medals to end the day with 76. Click here to see who has won medals for Team SA at these African Games.
Men’s Individual Recurve, 1/16 Final: Morgan Blewett lost to Mohamed Jelloun (Morocco) 6-2.
Men’s Individual Recurve, 1/16 Final: Vivien de Klerk beat Rene Kouasi (Ivory Coast) 6-0.
1/8 Final: Vivien de Klerk beat Ismael Elaloui (Morocco) 6-2.
1/4 Final: Vivien de Klerk lost to Mohamed Hammed (Tunisia) 7-3.
Men’s Individual Recurve, 1/16 Final: Rhyn Potgieter lost to Madaye Israel (Chad) 6-0.
Women’s Individual Recurve, Elimination: Catharina Whitehead beat Zinsou Kpetchehoue (Benin) 6-0.
1/8 Final: Catharina Whitehead beat Fatou Gbane (Ivory Coast) 6-0.
1/4 Final: Catharina Whitehead beat Mira Elchammaa (Egypt) 7-3.
Semi-final: Catharina Whitehead lost to Rihab El Walid (Egypt) 6-4.
Men’s 200m, heats: Chederick van Wyk finished third in his heat in 20.87 but qualified for the semi-finals as a fastest loser.
Men’s 200m, heats: Anaso Jobodwana won his heat in 20.91 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Semi-finals: Anaso Jobodwana finished second in 20.82 to qualify seventh fastest for the final, but Van Wyk missed out.
Men’s 400m hurdles, heats: Lindsay Hanekom won his heat in 50.36 to qualify for the final.
Final: Lindsay Hanekom finished fifth in a time of 49.98.
Women’s 400m hurdles, heats: Wenda Nel won her heat in 57.85 to qualify for the final fastest overall.
Women’s 400m hurdles, heats: Zeney van der Walt finished second in her heat in 58.15 to qualify for the final third fastest overall.
Women’s 200m, heats: Tamzin Thomas finished fifth in her heat in 23:89 to qualify for the semi-finals as a fastest loser.
Semi-finals: Tamzin Thomas finished fifth in 24.07 to miss out on a place in the final.
Women’s long jump, final: Linique Beneke picked up the bronze medal with a leap of 6.30m, while Zinzi Chabangu finished fifth with 6.15m.
Women’s discus, final: Yolande Stander and Ischke Senekal picked up silver and bronze with efforts of 57.75m and 53.95m, respectively. The gold was won by Chioma Ajunwa, of Nigeria, with 59.91m.
Women’s singles, final: Nita Scholtz beat Dorkas Adesjokan (Nigeria) 2-0 to win the gold medal.
Women’s K1 500m, heat one: Esti van Tonder won her race in 2min 13.582sec to progress to the final.
Women’s K1 500m, final: Esti van Tonder demolished the opposition to take gold in 1:55.945, winning by a full 10sec.
Women’s K2 500m final: Bridgitte Hartley and Donna Hutton won the gold medal in 1:54.279.
Men’s K4 500m, final: Team SA won the gold medal in 1:26.142.
Women’s K4 500m, final: Team SA won the gold medal in 1:43.525, leading Egypt home by eight seconds.
Men’s Individual Road Race: Ryan Gibbons picked up the silver medal in the sprint to the line in 3hr 32min 13sec with Algeria’s Youcef Reguigui winnign gold. Clint Hendricks crossed the line seventh, Jason Oosthuizen was placed 57th. All were given the same time as the winner. Kent Main was 68th in 3:33:16 and Jayde Julius 74th in 3:35:41.
Women’s singles, final: Chanel Simmonds lost to Maier Sherif (Egypt) 6-3, 6-3.