SA is bagging medals in droves

Calling himself the "old man" of swimming 30-something Cameron van der Burgh.

After the sheer insanity of Monday, where South Africa won nine medals and bagged a glut of gold in the pool, Tuesday was positively subdued in comparison.

the old man of swimming, as he calls himself, Cameron van den Burgh (30-something), who made it clear that he now does not chase medals anymore and swim for the pure enjoyment, knocked everyone’s socks off with a gold win! Brad Tandy added another silver medal for South Africa in the pool, winning silver in the men’s 50m freestyle while the men’s 4 x 100m medley relay team also added a bronze.

But the day belonged to South Africa’s Queen of the Track, Caster Semenya. In search of doing the 1,500m/800m double, Semenya ticked the first box in an emphatic effort, setting a new games record in time of 4:00.71.


Then, in the final straight, Semenya let loose and won with daylight between her and Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech who came in second. The win took South Africa’s overall medal tally at the Games to 21, still in fifth place on the overall table.

There’s more chance for bling on Wednesday, though, and plenty of excitement to come.


Full list of South African medal winners


South Africa also has athletes competing in diving, gymnastics, hockey, para table tennis bowls and badminton throughout the day.

For a full list of results on day six, see

Source: SA People News