Home Tags Medal
South Africa begins its medals hunt at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray the country's first serious medal contender in the individual triathlon taking place at Strathcylde Park in the afternoon.
South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh swam "the perfect race" to capture Olympic gold in the 100 metres breaststroke in London on Sunday evening, winning the final in a world record time of 58.46 seconds.
South Africa claimed a one-two in the men's 400 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne on Thursday, with LJ van Zyl breaking the Games record to take gold ahead of compatriot Alwyn Myburgh. In the field, 19-year-old Anika Smith followed in the footsteps of Hestrie Cloete by winning the women's high jump.
President Thabo Mbeki has received Athens' highest honour for his contribution to the struggle against apartheid.
South African Ryk Neethling dominated the FINA World Cup swimming series, winning 21 gold medals over eight meetings and clinching the overall title - and $50 000 - with a world record 51.52 seconds in the 100m individual medley in New York.
While Donovan Cech and Ramon Di Clemente won South Africa's first rowing Olympic medal on the weekend, taking third in the 2 000m pairs, swimmer Roland Schoeman captured his third medal of the Games, bronze in the 50m freestyle, making him one of the most successful South Africans in Olympic history.
Penny Heyns, who set 14 world records and became the first woman to complete the Olympic double of winning both the 100 and 200 metres breaststroke, is arguably one of the greatest female breaststroke swimmers of all time.