2022 Commonwealth Games: Team South Africa Claims Gold and Bronze in Judo, Another Bronze in Gymnastics

2022 Commonwealth Games: Team South Africa Claims Gold and Bronze in Judo, Another Bronze in Gymnastics

Keba Mothoagae
August 2, 2022 at 9:22 AM
  • Team South Africa won three more medals on a glorious Day 4 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
  • Michaela Whitebooi won a gold medal in judo, with Charne Griesel and Caitlin Rooskrantz won bronze in the same discipline
  • This lifted South Africa to fifth place on the medals table, having now claimed 12 medals

It was another successful outing of winning medals for Team South Africa on day four of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Michaela Whitebooi, Charne Griesel and Caitlin Rooskrantz joined the medal rush on Monday, adding a gold and two bronzes to the haul.

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Michael Whitebooi won gold while Caitlin Rooskrantz got bronze for Team South Africa at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Image source: Getty Images.
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Whitebooi defeated Welsh athlete Ashleigh-Anne Barnikel in her 48-kg judo quarterfinal and England’s Amy Platten in her semifinal to advance to the final against India’s 2014 Commonwealth silver medallist Shushila Likmabam. She then pulled off another victory in a bout that went to extra time to take the gold.

Later in the afternoon, Whitebooi's teammate Charne Griesel won her 52kg bronze medal bout against Cameroon's Marie Celine Baba Matia.

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Elsewhere, over at Arena Birmingham, 20-year-old Johannesburg gymnast Rooskrantz also graced the podium after claiming the bronze medal in the uneven bars with a score of 13.433. England’s Georgia-Mae Fenton took the gold and Australia’s Georgia Godwin the silver.

Rooskrantz’s teammate and fellow Olympian Naveen Daries finished seventh in the vault final, which was won by Godwin.

2022 Commonwealth Games: Mixed results in hockey for Ghana, South Africa and Kenya

The various hockey teams representing several African countries in hockey had mixed fortunes in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

As reported by Sports Brief, the Ghanaian and Kenyan women's teams suffered defeats, while South Africa's men's side won a thriller against Scotland.

Ghana's men will take on Canada in the late match to be held at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.

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