Robert Laubscher (11) leads SA’s hunt for medals at World Transplant Games

2013-08-01 00:00

SOUTH Africa won several medals at the World Transplant Games in Durban yesterday.

Koenraad Pretorius of Paarl in the Western Cape broke the 50-metre butterfly record in the 18 to 29 age group.

Another Western Cape hero was 11-year-old Robert Laubscher from Milnerton in Cape Town, who won gold in the cycling five-kilometre time trials, and anotherhree medals in the junior swimming finals.

Tersia Smit from Pretoria won gold in the 50 to 59 freestyle and Harold Moore won two silver medals for freestyle and butterfly.

Johan Kleingeld of Bloemfontein won gold in badminton.

In lawn bowls pairs that took place at Westville Country Club yesterday, the Eastern Cape’s Robyn Emslie and Amy Chang (Hong Kong), were well matched in the 40-49 year age group, but it was previous medallist Emslie who took the gold for South Africa.

A highlight of the World Transplant Games will be the track and field events taking place at King’s Park Athletics Stadium all day tomorrow until 3 pm on Saturday.

20 km cycling road race results

Men Overall

1. Richard Smith (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 33:21, 1. Erlend Gjerde (Norway) 33:21, 3. Luc Laurent (Belgium) 33:22, 3. Stefano Caredda (Italy) 33:22, 5. Antonio Ontoso (Spain) 33:23, 6. Bas Hoven (Netherlands) 33:24, 6. Alberto Signorini (Italy) 33:24, 8. Scott Miller (Australia) 33:26,

9. Luis Francisco Sanz Diaz (Spain) 35:05, 10. Blaj Signes (Spain) 35:05.

Women Overall

1. Ottilie Quince (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 39:18, 2. Ulrika Svantesson (Sweden) 39:51, 3. Melissa Slaney (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 41:22, 4. Diana Higman (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 42:32, 5. Zoe Dixon (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) 43:20, 6. Sarah Ferron (Canada) 43:21, 7. Hilde Dorman (Netherlands) 43:27, 8. Elizabeth Schick (Switzerland) 43:30, 9. Liliana Zelasqui (Argentina) 45:53, 10. Sheila Gregan (Ireland) 46:19.

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