South Africa

Murray medal hope at Games

2014-06-12 19:09
Richard Murray (File)

Johannesburg - After a strong start to the 2014 season South Africa's Richard Murray has high hopes for a medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

"I really believe I can win a medal at the Commonwealth Games, but we need a plan to be implemented from the South African team," Murray said in a statement on Thursday.

"Other countries already have their plans in place for the race and I hope we can come up with a winning strategy come July in Glasgow.

"The body will be ready after racing at the WTS Hamburg and I believe I can medal against the Brownlees," he said.

Murray was currently fourth in the world rankings behind Javier Gomez from Spain, Jonathan Brownlee from Britain and Mario Mola also from Spain.

Of these three, only Brownlee would be in action.

Murray had beaten both Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee more than once this season. He represented South Africa at the 2012 London Olympic Games where he finished 17th. Alistair Brownlee won gold and brother his Jonathan took the bronze.

A mixed relay event would be included in Glasgow for the first time at the Commonwealth Games. The format consisted of two men and two women where each athlete completed a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before tagging off to their next team mate.

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on Wednesday selected Murray, Henri Schoeman, Wian Sullwald, Kate Roberts and Gillian Sanders to represent the country in triathlon.

The triathlon would take place in and around the Strathclyde Country Park on the outskirts of Glasgow. The individual event would be held on July 24 and the team event on July 26.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Is Muhammad Ali the 'greatest' sportsman - or woman - of all time?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.