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Team SA: How they fared (Day 3)

Azra Dewan

Team SA were in action across six sporting codes on day three of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires on Tuesday 9 October. They have two medals, a gold and a silver. In 2014, Team SA won one medal, a gold.

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Women’s uneven bars, qualification: Lisa Conradie earned 12.100 points, which left her 20th overall.
Men’s parallel bars, qualification: Ruan Lange earned 11.533 points, which left him 32nd overall.

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Individual all-round, qualification: Azra Dewan placed 30th with 24.350 points in the first rotation. She mirrored that performance in the second rotation.

GOLF
Women’s individual stroke play, round 1: Kaiyuree Moodley shot a seven-over total of 77 for a tie of 15th. The Italian Alessia Nobilio leads on two-under 68. Moodley had loops of 36 and 41 in her round.
Men’s individual stroke play, round 1: Cole Stevens shot a five-over total of 75 for a tie of 20th, with four golfers tied for the lead on 69. Cole had two birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey.

HOCKEY
Women’s Preliminary round, Pool A: South Africa vs Argentina. South Africa were beaten for the first time in three matches when they went down 4-0 to the powerful Argentinians, who led 3-0 at half-time.

SAILING
Women’s IKA twin tip racing kiteboarding: Dorothy Gouws finished ninth in her first race, for nine points. She improved to seventh in her second race, taking her combined points total to 16. In the third race, she moved up to fifth for a total of 21 points, which means she placed eighth overall.

ROWING
Junior women’s single sculls, quarter-finals: Katherine Williams finished fourth in her quarter-final in 1min 53.07 and failing to progress to the semi-finals.
Junior men’s single sculls, quarter-finals: Liam Smit finished third in his quarter-final in 1min 39.31 and failing to progress to the semi-finals.

SWIMMING
Women’s 800m freestyle heat/final: Kate Beavon finished sixth in her heat in 8min 59.60sec for 14th overall. Gold went to Hungary’s Anja Kesely in 8:27.60.
Women’s 50m butterfly: Dune Coetzee finished second in her heat in 28.70, but that was only enough for 29th overall and she failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Men’s 50m backstroke: Hendrick Duvenhage finished seventh in his heat in 26.97, which placed him 21st overall and he failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Women’s 100m breaststroke: Christin Mundell finished sixth in her heat in 1:11.58, which placed her 20th overall and she failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Men’s 50m freestyle: Gabriel Nortje finished fourth in his heat in 23.02, which placed him seventh overall and qualified him for the semi-finals. There he finished seventh in 23.22, which dropped him to 14th fastest and failing to reach the final.
Women’s 200m backstroke: Mariella Venter finished seventh in her heat in 2:18.70, which placed her 18th overall and she failed to reach the final.
Men’s 4x100m freestyle: Team SA, comprised of Ethan du Preez, Hendrik Duvenhage, Gabriel Nortje and Michael Houlie placed eighth in the final in 3:31.19, some 13.08 seconds behind Russia, who won gold ahead of Brazil and Italy.

Photo: Azra Dewan competes in the hoop competition in rhythmic gymnastics qualification in Buenos Aires. By Buda Mendes/Getty Images


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