They may not have reached their target of 43 medals, but Team SA can still be very proud of the 40 medals harvested at the 20th Commonwealth Games.
The big individual stars for South Africa were wonder boy of the pool Chad le Clos with his seven medals, fellow swimmer Cameron van den Burgh, Cornel Hendricks, who lit up the track for South Africa on Friday night with his gold medal in the 400m hurdles, Khotso Mokoena, who won the triple jump and Zack Piontek, who won gold in the judo men’s 90kg division. In para athletics, Fanie van der Merwe won gold in the Mens Para 100m T37.
As far the team events went, one of the highlights for the team in green-and-gold was the sensational gold medal captured by the Blitzbokke, who beat the heavily favoured New Zealanders in the Sevens final. Our bowlers were also in a golden frame of mind, capturing top honours in the para-bowls pairs, the women’s fours, the women’s pairs and the open triples.
Now for Australia 2018!