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Pienaar takes bronze

South Africa notched up their 10th medal of the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore on Sunday.

That medal came courtesy of Rudolph Pienaar in the long jump final.

He soared to a personal best of 7.53 metres to take bronze.

That was South Africa’s only medal of the day but Dylan Jacobs went close in the boys’ javelin final when his personal best throw of 72.33m was good for fourth spot.

In the cycling competition our BMX world junior champion Teagan O’Keeffe ended 19th in the girl’s road time trial, a discipline very unfamiliar to her, as she clocked 3hr 42min 09sec.

Also on the road, Jayde Julius rode to a fine fifth place with team-mate Luke Roberts 42nd, both being credited with the same time of 1:15.44.

In equestrian action Samantha McIntosh is tied for the lead with nine other countries after the first round of individual competition. She now goes into the second round.

Our girls hockey team went down 1-0 to Ireland, their fourth loss, but the closest result of their campaign thus far.

Canoeist Kerry Segal lost her head-to-head competition in round four, going down to Hungary as she clocked 1:52.97.

And our men’s basketballers went down 11-27 to India in the ranking round.