Team SA were involved in six different sporting codes on Sunday in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. They were unable to add to their medals tally of three (two golds and a silver).
Men’s discus: In the second stage, Francois Prinsloo placed eighth with a throw of 56.63m. That left him with a combined distance of 110.70m after the two stages and in ninth spot and out of the medals.
Women’s 100m hurdles: Kayla van den Berg finished fifth in stage two in 14.13. That left her with a combined time of 28.23 after two stages and in 11th position overall and out of the medals.
Women’s 800m: In the second stage, Prudence Sekgodiso was disqualified and therefore didn’t qualify for an overall two-stage time and was out of the medals.
Mixed team: South Africa’s pairing of Kaiyuree Moodley and Cole Stevens shot a second round 75, to add to their opening 69, for a four-over tally of 144 and a tie for 22nd, 16 shots behind the leaders Thailand.
Team SA’s women met China for a game that decided the bronze medal but China were too strong, winning 6-0, after leading 2-0 at half-time.
Men: Rhys Poovan placed 23rd in the swimming competition, with a 2:15.68 timing for his 200m. In the fencing, he placed 20th with 197 points and in the laser run he placed 24th with 503 points. Overall, he finished 23rd in the competition with 979 points.
Men: Team SA beat the United States 19-12 in their third pool match after losing their first two games. Tries by Christie Grobbelaar, Muzi Manyike and Christiaan Pretorius, plus two conversions by Kobus Hattingh contributed to the victory. The score had been 7-7 at half-time.
They then played Argentina and were beaten 34-5, after trailing 17-0 at half-time. Celimpilo Gumede scored the only try. Still, despite losing three of their four matches, Team SA are still fourth in Pool A and will next play Samoa on Monday.
Men’s freestyle (48kg), Group A: Fernando Booysen lost his first match on technical superiority (10-0) to Umidjon Jalolov of Uzbekistan.
In his second match, he again lost on technical superiority (10-0) to Halil Jalolov of Turkey.
Booysen then competed in the face-off for fifth and sixth and he finished fifth when beating Daizel Detudamo of Nauru on technical superiority (10-0).
Photo: Team SA’s women’s hockey players pose after finishing fourth. Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images