Commonwealth Games: Team South Africa Narrowly Misses Out on Podium Place in Women’s Medley Relay

Commonwealth Games: Team South Africa Narrowly Misses Out on Podium Place in Women’s Medley Relay

  • Team South Africa could not grab any medals on the final day of the swimming action at the Commonwealth Games
  • Rebecca Meder finished in eighth place in the Women's 50m Backstroke event at the Commonwealth Games
  • Duné Coetzee also featured in the Women's 400m Freestyle final but could only finish in eighth place

Team South Africa's fairytale run in the aquatic centre at the Commonwealth Games sadly didn't end on a high note.

The South Africans narrowly missed out on a medal in the Women's 4x100 Medley Relay as they were pipped to the bronze medal by England.

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Team South Africa narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay as they were pipped to the finish by England. Image: Zac Goodwin
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Rebecca Meder, Lara van Niekerk, Erin Gallagher and Aimee Canny pushed the hosts all the way but were beaten right at the end. Australia took the win in the event, with Canada finishing second.

The South Africans could not get a medal in the other finals they were represented in. Meder competed in the Women's 50m Backstroke final but finished eight. Canada's Kylie Masse took the gold, with Australia's Mollie O'Callaghan and Kaylee McKeown finishing in second and third.

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Duné Coetzee also featured in the Women's 400m Freestyle but finished in eight as well. Australia's Ariarne Titmus won the event, with Canada's Summer McIntosh finishing in second and Kiah Melverton from Australia coming in third.

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South Africa's swimmers once again dominated in the swimming pool today.

Team SA grabbed gold, silver, and bronze thanks to Lara van Niekerk, Tatjana Schoenmaker, and Pieter Coetzé.

Van Niekerk stole the show in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke event as she beat her teammate, Schoenmaker, to the gold medal. Australia's Chelsea Hodges bagged a bronze as the South Africans dominated.

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Golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker grabbed the gold as she dominated the Women’s 200m Breaststroke event.

The Olympic champion led from start to finish as she finished ahead of Australia’s Jenna Strauch. South Africa’s Kaylene Corbett finished in third place as South Africa won gold and bronze in the race.

Source: Sports Brief News

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