CASABLANCA – There was more cycling glory for the South African team at the African Games in Morocco, with Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Ryan Gibbons claiming the men’s and women’s individual time trial golds.
Moolman-Pasio recorded a time of 38:16.90 to finish the 28km course well ahead of teammate Zanri Rossouw, who collected the silver in 40:12.10.
It was also a one-two in the men’s event, with Gibbons taking gold in 46:50.34, while Kent Main took silver after completing the 38km course in 47:13.62.
SA’s only tennis player at the event, Chanel Simmonds, claimed another victory in the women’s singles, beating Morocco’s Rania Azziz in straight sets, 6-2 6-1, to progress to the semi-finals.
“I played very well today. My opponent was very young and I used my experience to stay solid and consistent and she got frustrated and made a lot of errors,” said Simmonds.