Commonwealth Games

SA hangs onto fifth at Games

2010-10-13 20:01
England celebrate their win over SA. (AFP)

Johannesburg - The South African team failed to win a medal on Wednesday but remained in fifth place on the medals table on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.

With 12 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze to their tally, South Africa were two gold medals ahead of Nigeria and Kenya heading into Thursday’s final day.

The women’s hockey team went down 1-0 to England after putting up a brave fight in the bronze medal match.

Georgie Twigg scored for England in the 13th minute but the South Africans were unable to find the back of the net, settling for fourth place.

The men’s full-bore pairs shooting team, consisting of Petrus Haasbroek and Tielman Breedt, placed seventh in an event won by Mike Collings and John Snowden. In the singles competition, Haasbroek finished 11th and Breedt was 14th.

Sibongile Mjekula took eighth position in the women’s individual all-round rhythmic gymnastics final. Naazmi Johnston of Australia took gold.

And cyclist Jay Thomson placed 15th in a field of more than 60 in the men’s 40km time trial.

Johnston clocked 53:00.28, with Scotland’s David Millar securing gold in 47:18.66.

Aletta Moll lost her semifinal 6-11, 12-10, 11-8, 4-11, 8-11 to Australia’s Catherin Morrow in the women’s wheelchair table tennis TT1-5 division.

Moll faces Nigeria’s Faith Obiora for the bronze medal on Thursday.

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