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Team SA: How they fared (Day 6)

Michael Houlie

Michael Houlie added to the Team SA medals tally with a gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke, taking the Team SA total to three at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. Elsewhere, SA’s women’s hockey team reached the semi-final with a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Australia.

ARCHERY
Men’s recurve individual, ranking round: Wian Roux qualified 30th with a total of 609.

ATHLETICS
Women’s 500m race walk, stage 1: Marissa Swanepoel finished 12th in 25:21.85.
Men’s shot put, stage 1: Lohan Potgieter finished 13th with a throw of 17.75m.
Women’s high jump, stage 1: Bianca Erasmus finished 16th with a jump of 1.65m.
Men’s long jump, stage 1: Jason Tito qualified third with a personal best of 7.59m.
Women’s 1,500m, stage 1, heat 2: Nicole Louw finished sixth in her heat in 4:27.06.
Women’s shot put, stage 1: Dane Roets finished third in qualifying with a heave of 17.30m.
Men’s 100m, stage 1, heat 3: Luke Davids won his heat in 10.56 to qualify for the next stage.

CANOE
Women’s kayak head-to-head sprint, qualification heats: Lizanne Conradie finished joint seventh with 10:48:00.
Women’s kayak head-to-head sprint, repechages: Conradie finished joint fifth with 11:48:00.
Women’s kayak head-to-head sprint, last 16: Conradie (2:07.950) was beaten by Adele Hazova of the Czech Republic (1:59.560).

EQUESTRIAN
Jumping individual final, round A: Hannah Garton finished 25th with 16 penalties. He competes in final round B on Saturday.

FENCING
Women’s individual ranking round: Alida van der Merwe qualified 11th with 218 points.
Men’s individual ranking round: Rhys Poovan qualified 22nd with 194 points.

HOCKEY
Women’s quarter-final: Australia vs South Africa. South Africa and Australia were locked at 3-3 after full time but it was the South Africans who held their nerve in the shootout, winning 3-2 to advance to the semi-finals. The score had been 1-1 at half-time. For South Africa, Kayla de Waal continued her goal-scoring form, netting twice, with Jacolene McLaren getting the other goal.

SAILING
Women’s kiteboarding-IKA twin tip racing: Dorothy Gouws’ races were cancelled.

SWIMMING
Men’s 200m backstroke: Hendrik Duvenhage finished seventh in his heat in 2:07.76 for 20th overall and failing to qualify for the final.
Women’s 200m breaststroke: Christin Mundell finished seventh in her heat in 2:37.06 for 60th overall and failing to qualify for the final.
Men’s 200m butterfly: Ethan du Preez finished sixth in his heat in 2:02.76 for 13th overall and failed to qualify for the final.
Women’s 400m freestyle: Dune Coetzee finished second in her heat in 4:16.73 for fifth overall and reached the final. There she finished just outside the medals, fourth in 4:15.27.
Women’s 400m freestyle: Kate Beavon finished seventh in her heat in 4:22.48 for 18th overall and failed to qualify for the final.
Mixed 4x100m medley relay: Team SA finished fifth in their heat in 4:01.33 for 14th overall and failed to qualify for the final.
Men’s 50m breaststroke final: GOLD! Michael Houlie won the gold medal in 27.51, beating Jiajun Sun of China (27.85) and Alexander Milanovich (27.87).

Photo:  Michael Houlie on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s 50m breaststroke. Image by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)


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