Team SA were in action across six codes at the African Games on Tuesday. They started the day with 56 medals. This is how every Team SA competitor fared in Rabat and Casablanca. Scroll down for Johanni Taljaard’s account of her unfortunate day in the weightlifting.
Women’s 100m hurdles, heats: Taylon Bieldt finished third in her heat in 13.54sec to qualify fourth fastest for the final.
Men’s 400m, semi-finals: Gardeo Isaacs finished third in his semi in 46.52 and qualified for the final as a fastest loser.
Derrick Mokaleng finished third in his semi in 46.67 and missed out on a place in the final.
Thapelo Phora won his semi in 45.67 to qualify for the final.
Men’s 800m, semi-final: Tshepo Tshite finished sixth in 1:49.17 to miss out on a place in the final.
Man’s 4x100m, heats: Team SA finished second in 39.76 behind Ghana to qualify for the final.
Women’s 4x100m, heats: Team SA won their heat in 45.54 to qualify for the final.
Women’s 100m: Theboga Mamatu finished sixth in 11.65, with gold going to Ivory Coast’s Lou Gonezie Ta in 11.09.
Women’s high jump: Julia du Plessis leapt 1.75m which gave her seventh place. Gold went to Ghana’s Rose Yeboah with 1.84m.
Men’s 100m: Chederick van Wyk finished sixth in 10.31 and Thando Dlodlo finished eighth in 10.33. Gold went to Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo in 9.96.
Men’s shot-put: Orazia Cremonia finished fifth with a distance of 20.06m and Kyle Blignaut was seventh with a 17.98m heave.
Women’s hammer throw: Cheni Pretorius threw a distance of 60.30m to be placed seventh.
Men’s singles, third round: Ruan Snyman lost to Temitope Bello (Nigeria) 2-1.
Women’s singles, third round: Megan de Beer lost to Dorkas Adesokan (Nigeria) 2-0.
Women’s singles, third round: Nita Scholtz beat Aisha Nakiyemba (Uganda) 2-1.
Men’s doubles, first round: Jarred Elliott and Sean Noone lost to Brian Kasiyre and Daniel Ssebunya (Uganda) 2-1.
Men’s doubles, first round: Jason Mann and Bongani van Bodenstein beat Mohamed Drira and Youssef Haffouz (Tunisia) 2-0.
Women’s doubles: Nita Scholtz and Megan de Beer vs Eritrea.
Mixed doubles: Bongani van Bodenstein and Leha Schoeman beat Razaki and Ludoskin (Benin) retired.
Mixed doubles, second round: Jason Mann and Nita Scholtz lost to Kalombo Mulenga and Ogar Siamupangila (Zambia) 2-1.
Mixed doubles: Jared Elliott and Megan de Beer vs Uganda.
Men’s singles, qualifying: Chetan Nathoo, bye
Men’s singles, qualifying: Byron Abrahams lost to Ofon Derrick (Cameroon) 4-1 (11-4, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9).
Women’s singles, qualifying: Mthabiseng Mtshoelibe lost to Dina Meshref (Egypt) 4-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-6, 11-2).
Women’s singles, qualifying: Simeen Mookrey lost to Widad Nouari (Algeria) 4-1 (10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5).
Women’s singles, quarter-finals: Chanel Simmonds beat Barakat Quadre (Nigeria) 6-2, 6-2.
Women’s 59kg: Johanni Taljaard lifted 87kg in the snatch for fourth, was DQd in the clean/jerk, which left her with a DQ. She wrote on her Instagram account: ‘Really tough competition for me today at the African Games. 87kg in the snatch for a SA record. Unfortunately, I got dizzy on my clean and jerks which threw me off and I missed all my lifts. Not a great feeling, but this is competition for you. All I can do now is lift up my head, put it behind me and get ready for World Champs in three weeks’ time.’
Women’s 64kg: Mona Pretorius (pictured) lifted 86kg in the snatch for fourth, and 106kg in the clean/jerk, for a total of 192kg and in fourth position overall.