Finishing third in the men’s triathlon, Henri Schoeman became South Africa’s first swim-bike-run event medallist at the Olympics.
Usain Bolt vowed to go for a world record in the 200m final after Jamaican compatriot Elaine Thompson completed a stunning women's sprint double.
Minister Susan Shabangu says Caster Semenya "winning in the face of great adversity" is a demonstration of her strength of character.
Russia's Darya Klishina booked a place in the Olympic long jump final, keeping alive her country's slim hopes of an athletics medal in Rio.
Sunette Viljoen may only be ranked sixth in 2016, but she proved that she is a serious contender for a javelin medal in.
It was a night to forget for SA 400m hurdles champions LJ van Zyl and Wenda Nel, who were both knocked out in the semi-finals.
"Caster is Mokgadi" was written by Jackie Mondi who got the thumbs up from the phenomenal athlete herself.
Wayde’s mother, Odessa Swarts, said it was God’s plan that she had raised a record-breaking athlete instead of being an Olympian herself.
Moments before he took the leap that took his life full circle, Luvo Manyonga looked up to the heavens and remembered.