Chad le Clos and Roland Schoeman go for gold at Commonwealth Games

2014-07-25 10:59

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South Africa will pin its hopes on a first gold medal in swimming after Team SA picked up two bronze medals on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games under way in Glasgow, Scotland.

Star swimmers Chad le Clos and Roland Schoeman will take to the pool in the men’s 50m butterfly final tonight (8pm, SA time).

The two will try and follow in the wake of Richard Murray, who won the team’s very first podium finish in the men’s triathlon individual event yesterday, while Siyabulela Mabulu finished third in the 66kg category of the men’s judo.

Team SA will be in action across nine codes today with 10 medal events to look forward to.

Events to watch today (live on SS4/5/7):

(Follow action live on SS4/5/7)

Lawn bowls

Men’s triples round 3: Petrus Breitenbach, Robert Donnelly, Mmboniseni Neluonde

Women’s fours round 3: Tracey-Lee Botha, Susanna Nel, Esme Steyn, Susanna Steyn

Women’s singles round 3: Colleen Piketh

Mixed pairs B2/B3 round 3: Hermanus Scholtz, Gyndolene Nel

Men’s triples round 4: Petrus Breitenbach, Robert Donnelly, Mmboniseni Neluonde

Women’s fours round 4: Tracey-Lee Botha, Susanna Nel, Esme Steyn, Susanna Steyn

Men’s pairs round 3: Jason Evans, Gerald Baker

Women’s singles round 4: Colleen Piketh

Mixed pairs B2/B3 semifinals: Hermanus Scholtz, Gyndolene Nel

Men’s pairs round 4: Jason Evans, Gerald Baker


SA vs Singapore (mixed teams)


Individual all-round final: Aimee van Rooyen, Julene van Rooyen, Grace Legote


SA vs Scotland (men)

SA vs Canada (women)


Men’s 73kg preliminary round, quarterfinals, semifinal, repechage: Jacques van Zyl


SA vs Trinidad and Tobago


Queen’s prize pairs: Johannes du Toit, Frederik Coetzee


Men’s 200m freestyle heats: Calvyn Justus

Women’s 50m freestyle heats: Trudi Maree

Men’s 100m breaststroke heats: Cameron van der Burgh

Women’s 100m backstroke heats: Jessica-Ashley Cooper, Karin Prinsloo

Men’s 400m individual medley heats: Chad le Clos, Sebastien Rousseau

Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay heats: Team SA

Men’s 50m butterfly final: Roland Schoeman, Chad le Clos

Potential semifinals/finals for team SA

Women’s 50m breaststroke final

Men’s 200m freestyle final

Women’s 50m freestyle semifinals

Men’s 100m breaststroke semifinals

Women’s 100m backstroke semifinals

Men’s 400m individual medley final

Men’s 100m backstroke final

Women’s 100m butterfly final

Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final


Men’s 62kg Group A: Greg Shushu

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