London - The South African women's hockey
team finished their final preliminary match at the London Olympics on an
emphatic note with a 7-0 victory over the United States in their final
pool B match on Monday.
SA will now go into a play-off match for 9th and 10th place with the opposition yet to be confirmed.
South Africans could finish their campaign off as the best Olympics yet
if they manage a second victory at the global shopiece.
the team's first victory at the Games after they suffered four defeats
against Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Germany.
in an unforgiving mood as they led the US women 4-0 at the half-time
break and almost double their efforts in the second half with three
Athlete Andre Olivier automatically qualified for the
men's 800m semi-final after finishing third in his heat, with a time of
Olivier finished behind the United States' Duane Solomon
(1:46:05) and the Netherlands' Robert Lathouwers, who crossed the line
The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday.