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Tokyo Olympics: Chad Le Clos’ bid for a medal ends on day 6

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South African swimmer Chad Le Clos plays in the Tokyo Olympics
South African swimmer Chad Le Clos fails to add to his tally of four medals at the Tokyo Olympics

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.

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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.


Chad Le Clos in South Africa He failed to reach the semi-finals in the men’s 100m butterfly because he could only set the fastest time in qualifying #18.

There was better news about Youssef Ramadan Egypt He scored the 14th equal time to replace him in the semi-finals on Friday.

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.

Tatiana Schoenmaker from South Africa She stayed on track for a second medal in Tokyo 2020 as the fastest competent for the women’s 200m breaststroke final.

Her compatriot joined her in the final on Friday Kaelen Corbett, who also won the semi-finals and advanced to the final with the fourth fastest time.

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.


The South African men's hockey team celebrates its triumph over Germany at the Tokyo Olympics
The South African men’s hockey team celebrates beating Germany at the Tokyo Olympics

South African men They kept their thin hopes of reaching the quarter-finals with a 4-3 triumph over Germany.

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.

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Gaudencia Makokha in Kenya and Bracksides Khadambi She lost 2-0 (21-8, 21-6) to American Kelly Claes and Sarah Spoonsell in the women’s event.

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.


Kenya women They lost their third successive game in Group A 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-20) to Serbia and now have two games against the Dominican Republic and Brazil to try to reach the top four in the six team. group and advance to the quarter-finals.


Christian Bezuidenhout from South Africa He is the continent’s highest-ranked golfer in the men’s event, and is tied for 12th following Thursday’s first round with three sub-par points and five shots behind leader Sepp Straka of Austria.

else South Africa, Jaric Hugo, equal while Scott Vincent from Zimbabwe It is two more with the second round set for Friday.


Angolan women He suffered his third defeat in a row, 37-28 to the Netherlands, leaving them at the base of the first set.

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.

Rugby Sevens

Africa’s only representatives in the women’s event Kenya, lost his opening match against New Zealand (29-7) and then the team of the Russian Olympic Committee (35-12).

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.

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There was a third crushing defeat for South African men The men lost 23-1 to Hungary.

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.


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