He no longer wins more medals for Africa on day six of the Tokyo Olympics and another disappointment for South African swimmer Chad Le Clos.
He failed to advance from the men’s 100m butterfly heats, but compatriots Tatiana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett made it to the women’s 200m breaststroke finals.
Where Le Close failed, Egyptian Youssef Ramadan managed to advance in the 100m butterfly.
Other tournaments, the South African men’s hockey team kept their thin hopes of beating Germany.
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The 29-year-old Le Clos had won the event’s silver medal in the final two Olympians and had been hoping to triumph a fifth Olympic medal overall in his attempt. To become the most decorated athlete in South Africa.
It comes following he finished fifth in the 200m butterfly final on Wednesday.
Her compatriot joined her in the final on Friday
Schoenemaker took silver in the 100m breaststroke on Tuesday and set Olympic records in qualifying for both events in Tokyo.
But third South African Matthew Saats failed to advance from the semi-finals of the men’s 200m individual medley.
However, South Africa will have to triumph their group stage final match, against already eliminated Canada, on Friday by a big margin, and they also hope that Germany will lose convincingly to the Netherlands, in order to advance by goal difference against Gimans.
The Kenyan duo play one final match against Latvia on Saturday and will have to triumph it to have a chance to advance as a lucky loser.
The Angolans meet hosts Japan on Saturday and South Korea on Monday as they battle for the top four places in the six-team group to advance to the quarter-finals.
Africa’s only representatives in the women’s event
Kenya will play a final against Great Britain on Friday, which they will have to triumph to have any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.
There was a third crushing defeat for
South Africa has two matches against hosts Greece and Japan to try to reach the top four in the six-team group and qualify for the quarter-finals.