Commonwealth Games: SIX Sunday highlights for Team SA in Birmingham


A look at the highlights from those who were in action for Team SA at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday, 31 July. FOR THE LATEST COMMONWEALTH GAMES NEWS PLEASE VISIT THE SOUTH AFRICAN WEBSITE 1. Tatjana Schoenmaker delivered when it mattered, winning the women’s 200m breaststroke gold in 2:21.92 and in doing so retaining…

2. Chad le Clos surged to the silver medal, being out-touched to a fourth successive gold by New Zealand’s Lewis Clareburt. Le Clos went out in lane five to set a fast pace, leading by 0.40 at 50m, by 0.33 at 100m and 0.17 at 150m. But just as he seemed to have shaken off James Guy, Clareburt, in lane four, came through strongly, and got to the wall first with his final stroke

3. Selvyn Davids bossed the Rugby Sevens final against Fiji with an impressive kicking game which was used both as a weapon to pass and also to unlock the islanders’ defence. He also regularly found touch-finders when the oppositions were penalised, setting up lineouts from which South Africa could strike. He was man of the match in the 31-7 cruise

4. Kaylene Corbett take a bow. So often in the slipstream of Schoenmaker, she turned up on the big occasion with a huge swim, clocking 2:23.67 and securing bronze in the women’s 200m breaststroke. Her final 50m was actually 0.71 quicker than Schoenmaker’s, as she moved from fifth into the medals

5. Elmarie van der Berg grabbed 47 goals from 49 attempts as South Africa bounced back from their opening netball defeat to Jamaica on Saturday night by with an impressive display less than 24 hours later against Barbados. Van der Berg, the 20-year-old goal-shooter, played 45 minutes of the match and was central figure in the 91-36 victory

6. Pieter Coetze won the second 50m backstroke semi-final in 24.81 with a powerful last 25 metres of the race. The South African teenager, who claimed the 100m backstroke gold on Saturday night, qualified fastest for the final

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