TeamSA pictured in the Youth Olympics Athletes' Village. Photo: @TeamSA18 on twitter

BUENOS AIRES – Team SA's seven rugby and hockey teams found the going tough in evening action at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday.

Despite beating the US 19-12 earlier in the day, the rugby sevens team slipped to their third loss in four matches in going down 34-5 to Argentina.

Celimpilo Gumede scored the solitary try for the South Africans who were down 17-00 at halftime.

The South Africans will play their final pool match, against Samoa on Monday.

On the hockey 5's front, any hopes that Team SA had of securing a bronze medal in the women's competition, were dashed through a 6-0 loss to China.

Prudence Sekgodiso of South Africa sits on the track after the women's 800m at the Youth Olympics. Photo: Roger Sedres (CanonSA/Africa News Agency/ANA)
Prudence Sekgodiso of South Africa sits on the track after the women's 800m at the Youth Olympics. Photo: Roger Sedres (CanonSA/Africa News Agency/ANA)

After a week of action in Buenos Aires, Team SA remain on 3 medals (2 gold and 1 silver).

On the athletics track, Kayla van der Berg finished 5th in her 100 metres hurdles heat in 14.13. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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