Team SA were in action across five codes at the African Games on Monday. They started the day with 51 medals, but won gold in both the men’s and women’s cycling individual time trial, and also collected two silvers and one bronze to take the tally to 56, with 25 golds.
This is how every Team SA competitor fared in Rabat and Casablanca on Monday.
Women’s 100m, heats: Tebogo Mamathu won her heat in 11.55sec to qualify for the semi-finals.
Women’s 100m, semi-final: Mamathu finished second in her semi-final in 11.63 to qualify for the final.
Men’s 100m, heats: Chederick van Wyk won his heat in 10.39, Thando Dlodlo won his in 10.37 and Commonwealth Games silver medallist Henricho Bruintjies also won his in 10.45. All three qualified for the semi-finals.
Men’s 100m, semi-finals: Dlodlo finished third in his semi-final in 10.38 but qualified as a fastest loser for the final, as did Van Wyk who also finished third in his heat in 10.41 but went through. Bruintjies finished fourth in his semi-final in 10.43 and misses out on the final.
Women’s 400m, heats: Danel Holton finished fifth in her heat in 56.91 and failed to progress to the semi-finals.
Men’s 400m, heats: Gardeo Isaacs finished fourth in his heat in 47.15 and failed to progress to the semi-finals.
Thapelo Phora won his heat in 46.83 to qualify for the semi-finals fourth fastest overall.
Women’s triple jump: Zinzi Chabungu won the bronze medal with a leap of 13.59m, with Patience Ntshingila taking fourth place on 13.47. Nigeria’s Grace Anigbata won gold with 13.75.
Men’s singles, first round: Ruan Snyman beat Bastien Razaki (Benin) 2-0 in 30 minutes.
Men’s singles, first round: Jason Mann lost to Sabri Medel (Algeria) 2-0 in 25 minutes.
Men’s singles, first round: Jarred Elliott beat Anthony Ssenono (Uganda) 2-0 in 22 minutes.
Men’s singles, first round: Bongani van Bodenstein had a bye.
Women’s singles, first round: Michelle de Beer beat Fatma Hagani (Tunisia) 2-0 in 16 minutes.
Women’s singles, first round: Nita Scholtz beat Malak Ouchefoune (Algeria) 2-0 in 25 minutes.
Women’s individual time trial: Ashleigh Pasio (Moolman) and Zanri Rossouw made it a Team SA 1-2 when dominating the race outside Rabat to claim gold and silver. Pasio won the 28km event by nearly two minutes, clocking 38:16.90 with Rossouw next in 40:12.10.
Men’s individual time trial: Ryan Gibbons led home another South African 1-2 when he took gold in the 38km race in 46:50.34, with Kent Main crossing the line in 47:13.62.
Men’s doubles, 1/16 match: Byrone Abrahams and Chetan Nathoo lost to Bode Abiodun and Akinade Aruna (Nigeria) 3-0 (11-1, 11-3, 12-10).
Women’s doubles qualifying: Simeen Mookrey and Danisha Patel beat Gidey Abra and Saba Alemu Habte (Ethiopia) 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-6).
Men’s doubles, 1/16 match: Kurt Lingeveldt and Cade Pieters beat Sissay Abeje and Tsfaye Aden (Ethiopia) 3-2 (11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 7-11, 13-11).
Women’s singles, last 16: No 2 seed Chanel Simmonds (pictured) beat Morocco’s Rania Azziz 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals. ‘I played very well today. My opponent was very young and I used my experience to stay solid and consistent and she got frustrated and made a lot of errors. I’m feeling more confident on the clay and I felt that I improved a lot today. My movement is smoother which allows me to be more prepared behind the ball,’ she said.