South Africa Ranks Highest in Gold Medals amongst African Nations at Commonwealth Games.*
It’s day 6 of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and South Africa have fast edged their way to fourth position on the medals table with a total of 24 medals - 9 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze.
Two of those gold medals were won by swimmer Chad le Clos who finished first place in both the 200m and 100m Men’s Butterfly races, setting two Commonwealth records in each. Clos has a total of five Glasgow Commonwealth medals: a silver for theand Men’s 50m Butterfly.
Fellow swimmer Cameron van der Burgh managed to win the Men’s 50m Breastroke winning gold and setting a new Commonwealth record in that race. Der Burgh won silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke behind Englishman Adam Peaty.
After beating New Zealand in the finals, the South African Rugby Sevens team won gold over the weekend making history as the first team ever to beat the Kiwis since the sport was introduced at the Commonwealth Games.
South Africa’s first gold medal was won in the Lawn Bowls after their mixed team beat the host nation 14-10 in the finals.
More Lawn Bowls victory came in the form of Prince Neluonde, Petrus Breitenbach, and Bobby Donnelly winning the Men’s Triples Gold Medal Match.
Paralympic sprinter Fanie van der Merwe won gold in the