Team SA were in action across five codes at the African Games on Saturday – badminton, swimming, cycling, soccer and tennis. They had started the day in second spot on the medals table with 37 and ended it still in second behind Egypt, but on 50.
Cycling’s men’s and women’s team time trial both took gold, as did swimmers Erin Gallagher, Jessica Whelan and the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relay team. Samantha Randle won a silver. Brad Tandy, Emma Chelius, Kerryn Herbst, Christin Mundell, Martin Binedell and Neil Fair won bronze.
Swimming have ended their competition with a tally of 45 medals (20 gold, 13 silver, 12 bronze).
To see a complete breakdown of all Team SA’s medallists click below:
Mixed Teams, Group Stage C: Team SA lost 2-3 to Egypt. The scores were 0-2, 1-2, 2-1, 0-2, 2-1, a titanic struggle that lasted 3hr 10min.
Mixed Teams, Quarter-finals: Team SA beat Mauritius 3-1. The scores were 0-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-0).
CYCLING: Women’s team time trial: Team SA (Carla Oberholzer, Tiffany Keep, Zanri Rossouw and Maroesjka Matthee) won the gold medal in 48min 43sec.
Men’s team time trial: Team SA: (Jayde Julius, Kent Main, Ryan Gibbons and Jason Oosthuizen) won the gold medal in 60:08. It gave cycling a 100 percent record of three golds from their first three events.
Men’s 50m freestyle, heats: Brad Tandy won his heat in 22.41sec to qualify fastest for the final while Doug Erasmus also won his heat in 22.66 to qualify second fastest for the final.
Women’s 50m freestyle, heats: Erin Gallagher won her heat in 25.55 to qualify second fastest for the final, while Emma Chelius won her heat in 25.77 to qualify third fastest.
Women’s 100m backstroke: Kerryn Herbst won her heat in 1:04.60 to qualify second fastest for the final while Sinelithemba Bmatha finished fifth in the same heat in 1:07.83 and failed to qualify.
Men’s 100m backstroke, heats: Martin Binedell won his heat in 56.43 to qualify fastest for the final while Mogammad Warley finished second in his heat in 59.61 to mss the final.
Men’s 200m IM: Neil Fair finished second in his heat in 2:08.09 to qualify third fastest for the final while Ayrton Sweeney finished third in the same heat in 2:09.87 to qualify sixth fastest.
Women’s 200m IM, heats: Jessica Whelan won her heat in 2:22.67 to qualify fastest for the final while Christin Mundell won her heat in 2:24.01 to qualify second fastest.
Women’s 800m freestyle: Samantha Randle finished second in 8:55.32 and Carla Antonopoulos finished fourth in 9:07.74 in the women’s 800m freestyle.
Men’s 50m freestyle: Brad Tandy finished third in 22.21 and Doug Erasmus fourth in 22.57, with gold being won in 22.17.
Women’s 50m freestyle: Erin Gallagher is the fastest women in water in Africa after winning the 50m freestyle gold in a new South African and African record 24.95 with Emma Chelius taking bronze in 25.25.
Men’s 1500m freestyle: Roberto Gomes finished fifth in 15:48.53 and Michael McGlynn finished sixth in 15.56.97.
Women’s 100m backstroke: Kerryn Herbst claimed the bronze in 1:03.76 after leading at halfway.
Men’s 100m backstroke: Martin Binedell claimed the bronze medal in 56.20 in a race where the Games record was broken.
Women’s 200m IM: Jessica Whelan won the gold medal in 2:19.44 while Christin Mundell finished third in 2:21.70.
Men’s 200m IM: Neil Fair took the bronze medal in 2:04.15 while Ayrton Sweeney tied for fourth in 2:04.87.
Women’s 4x100m medley relay: Team SA (Herbst, Corbett, Gallagher, Chelius) struck gold in 4:12.42, beating Egypt by 7.65 seconds!
Men’s 4x100m medley relay: Team SA (Binedell, Alaric Basson, Coetzee, Erasmus) won the gold medal in 3:40.24 in a new Games record.
Group B, first round: South Africa U20 went down narrowly 1-0 to Cameroon.
Women’s last 16: Chanel Simmonds beat Egypt’s Rana Ahmed 6-1 6-0.