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South Africa at the 2008 Summer Olympics

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Godfrey Khotso Mokoena Athletics Men's long jump

ArcheryEdit

South Africa sent archers to the Olympics for the fifth time, seeking the nation's first Olympic medal in the sport. Calvin Hartley earned the country its only qualifying spot, in the men's competition, by placing first in the 2008 African championship.[4]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Calvin Hartley Men's individual 654 37   Stevens (CUB) (28)
L 107 (18)–107 (19)
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Pieter de Villiers 400 m hurdles 49.24 2 Q N/A 49.44 7 Did not advance
Norman Dlomo Marathon N/A 2:24:28 53
Thuso Mpuang 200 m 20.87 6 Q 21.04 7 Did not advance
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi 800 m 1:47.64 2 Q N/A 1:46.24 6 Did not advance
Alwyn Myburgh 400 m hurdles 48.92 SB 3 Q N/A 49.16 5 Did not advance
Samson Ngoepe 800 m 1:47.42 5 N/A Did not advance
Hendrick Ramaala Marathon N/A 2:22:43 44
Ruben Ramolefi 3000 m steeplechase 8:19.86 PB 1 Q N/A 8:34.58 14
Juan van Deventer 1500 m 3:36.32 1 Q N/A 3:37.75 6 Q 3:34.77 6
Louis van Zyl 400 m hurdles 48.86 2 Q N/A 48.57 3 Q 48.42 5
Hannes Dreyer
Gert du Plessis
Leigh Julius
Ishmael Kumbane
Thuso Mpuang
Sergio Mullins
Sibusiso Sishi
4 × 100 m relay DNF N/A Did not advance
Ofentse Mogawane
Alwyn Myburgh
Pieter Smith
Louis van Zyl
4 × 400 m relay 3:01.26 SB 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena Long jump 8.14 4 Q 8.24  
John Robert Oosthuizen Javelin throw 76.16 19 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
René Kalmer 1500 m 4:08.41 7 N/A Did not advance
Isabel Le Roux 200 m 23.67 7 Did not advance
Tsholofelo Thipe 400 m 54.11 6 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Elizna Naudé Discus throw 58.75 20 Did not advance
Justine Robbeson Javelin throw 59.63 13 Did not advance
Sunette Viljoen 55.58 33 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
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Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Chris Dednam
Roelof Dednam
Men's doubles N/A   Bach /
Malaythong (USA)
L 10–21, 16–21
Did not advance
Kerry-Lee Harrington Women's singles Bye   Wong M C (MAS)
L 4–21, 4–21
Did not advance
Chantal Botts
Michelle Edwards
Women's doubles N/A   Chien Y-C /
Cheng W-H (TPE)
L 6–21, 12–21
Did not advance

BoxingEdit

South Africa qualified one boxer for the Olympic boxing tournament. Jackson Chauke earned a spot in the flyweight competition at the second African continental qualifying tournament.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jackson Chauke Flyweight   Yunusov (TJK)
L 1–9
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Siboniso Cele Men's C-1 162.51 16 100.42 16 262.93 16 Did not advance
Cameron McIntosh
Cyprian Ngidi
Men's C-2 119.83 12 157.37 12 277.20 12 Did not advance

SprintEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Calvin Mokoto C-1 500 m 2:03.372 7 QS 2:12.226 9 Did not advance
C-1 1000 m 4:33.887 7 QS 4:26.650 7 Did not advance
Shaun Rubenstein K-1 500 m 1:37.686 5 QS 1:44.154 4 Did not advance
K-1 1000 m 3:36.134 5 QS 3:36.969 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jennifer Hodson K-1 500 m 1:51.655 3 QS 1:53.209 3 Q 1:53.353 8
Michele Eray
Bridgitte Hartley
K-2 500 m 1:43.341 8 QS 1:47.018 8 Did not advance
Michele Eray
Jennifer Hodson
Carol Joyce
Nicola Mocke
K-4 500 m 1:37.399 3 QF Bye 1:36.724 7

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
John-Lee Augustyn Men's road race 6:26:17 27
David George Men's road race 6:39:42 80
Men's time trial 1:07:55 31
Robert Hunter Men's road race Did not finish
Cherise Taylor Women's road race 3:48:33 59
Marissa van der Merwe 3:33:17 34

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Burry Stander Men's cross-country 2:01:58 15
Yolande Speedy Women's cross-country LAP (2 laps) 22

BMXEdit

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Sifiso Nhlapo Men's BMX 36.428 13 6 1 Q 8 2 Q DNF 7

DivingEdit

Women
Athlete Events Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jenna Dreyer 3 m springboard 210.90 28 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sello Maduma Individual épée   Kim S-G (KOR)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Dario Torrente   Videira (POR)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Mike Wood   Nikishyn (UKR)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Sello Maduma
Dario Torrente
Mike Wood
George Harrop-Allin
Team épée N/A   China (CHN)
L 28–45
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jyoti Chetty Individual sabre   Besbes (TUN)
L 2–15
Did not advance
Adele du Plooy   Pundyk (UKR)
L 7–15
Did not advance
Elvira Wood   Sassine (CAN)
L 2–15
Did not advance
Jyoti Chetty
Adele du Plooy
Shelley Gosher
Elvira Wood
Team sabre N/A   United States (USA)
L 8–45
Classification semi-final
  Russia (RUS)
L 13–45
7th place final
  Canada (CAN)
L 16–45
8

Field hockeyEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the South African roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6]

Head Coach: Gregg Clark

 
South Africa's team just before the group stage match against Great Britain. From the left: E. Smith, Symons, McDade, Hibbert, Abbott, Gallagher, Blake, Rose-Innes, Harper, Abrahams, Hammond, Tsolekile, Bam, A. Smith, Cronje, Jacobs

Reserve:

  1. Shanyl Balwanth
  2. Erasmus Pieterse (GK)
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10 13 Semi-finals
2   Australia 5 3 2 0 24 7 +17 11
3   Great Britain 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 8 Fifth place game
4   Pakistan 5 2 0 3 11 13 −2 6 Seventh place game
5   Canada 5 1 1 3 10 17 −7 4 Ninth place game
6   South Africa 5 0 0 5 4 25 −21 0 Eleventh place game
Source: FIH
11 August 2008
21:00
Netherlands   5–0   South Africa
Taekema   4'35'
Docherty   44'
Hertzberger   47'
M. Brouwer   66'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
13 August 2008
08:30
South Africa   0–10   Australia
Report Dwyer   2'42'
Matheson   14'29'57'
Schubert   27'
Guest   35+'38'
Kavanagh   47'
Abbott   67'
Umpires:
Andy Mair (GBR)
Roel van Eert (NED)
15 August 2008
21:00
South Africa   0–2   Great Britain
Report Tindall   20'
Daly   66'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Rob ten Cate (NED)
17 August 2008
18:00
Pakistan   3–1   South Africa
Javed   9'
Abbasi   44'
Saqlain   60'
Report Smith   31'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
19 August 2008
18:00
Canada   5–3   South Africa
R. Short   15'
Fernandes   31'46'
Grimes   38'70'
Report Smith   4'51'
Tsolekile   28'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Classification match for 11th/12th place
23 August 2008
08:30
China   4–3 (a.e.t.)   South Africa
Na Yubo   32'
Song Yi   53'58'85'
Report Tsolekile   3'
Symons   63'
Smith   70'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

Women's tournamentEdit

Team roster

The following is the South African roster in the women's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6]

Head Coach: Jennifer King

Reserve:

  1. Henriette du Buisson
  2. Farrah Fredericks
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 14 3 +11 15
  China 5 3 1 1 14 4 +10 10
  Australia 5 3 1 1 17 9 +8 10
  Spain 5 2 0 3 4 12 −8 6
  South Korea 5 1 0 4 13 18 −5 3
  South Africa 5 0 0 5 2 18 −16 0

     Advanced to semifinals

10 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   6–0   South Africa
Mulder   5'
Agliotti   27'
Paumen   46'58'
Booij   56'
Dijkstra   66'
Report
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
12 August 2008
18:30
China   3–0   South Africa
Tang Chunling   6'
Fu Baorong   33'
Zhao Yudiao   40'
Report
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Minka Woolley (AUS)
14 August 2008
20:30
South Africa   0–3   Australia
Report Hudson   10'
Lambert   44'
Eastham   62'
Umpires:
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Ute Conen (GER)
16 August 2008
21:00
Spain   1–0   South Africa
Romagosa   31' Report
Umpires:
Lee Keum-ju (KOR)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
18 August 2008
10:30
South Korea   5–2   South Africa
Gim Sung-hee   6'
Lee Seon-ok   23'29'
Park Mi-hyun   32'
Kim Eun-sil   58'
Report Hector   51'
Vida Ryan   66'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Classification match for 11th/12th place
22 August 2008
08:30
South Africa   4–1   New Zealand
Marescia   14'
Wilson   34'
Vida Ryan   51'
Brown   59'
Report Flynn   17'
Umpires:
Lee Keum-ju (KOR)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

GymnasticsEdit

RhythmicEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Rope Hoop Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Odette Richard Individual 13.975 13.950 13.800 13.775 55.500 23 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Marlon August Men's −73 kg N/A   Al Qubaisi (UAE)
W 1000–0000
  Guilheiro (BRA)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance
Matthew Jago Men's −81 kg Bye   Krawczyk (POL)
L 0000–0120
Did not advance
Patrick Trezise Men's −90 kg N/A   Pershin (RUS)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance   Rosati (ARG)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ramon di Clemente
Shaun Keeling
Pair 6:45.26 3 SA/B Bye 6:37.18 3 FA 6:47.83 5
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hendrika Geyser Single sculls 8:20.26 4 QF N/A 7:44.14 4 SC/D 7:59.67 1 FC 7:35.06 13
Kirsten McCann
Alexandra White
Lightweight double sculls 7:20.51 6 R 7:48.04 4 FC N/A Bye 7:20.49 14

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Penny Lynn
Dominique Provoyeur
Kim Rew
Yngling 13 10 11 2 12 8 13 7 CAN CAN EL 63 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Dallyn McLean
DuelRace Class 18 8 3 2 1 8 4 3 6 7 EL 36 5th

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – advanced into the medal race; CAN = Final Race cancelled

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Esmari van Reenen 50 m rifle 3 positions 578 16 Did not advance
Diane Swanton Trap 57 17 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jean Basson 200 m freestyle 1:46.31 2 Q 1:46.13 3 Q 1:45.97 4
400 m freestyle 3:52.90 30 N/A Did not advance
William Diering 200 m breaststroke 2:10.39 AF 8 Q 2:10.21 12 Did not advance
George du Rand 100 m backstroke 54.90 22 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:58.62 AF 13 Q 1:58.61 AF 13 Did not advance
Lyndon Ferns 100 m freestyle 48.26 9 Q 48.00 7 Q 48.04 6
100 m butterfly 52.04 15 Q 52.18 14 Did not advance
Chad Ho 10 km open water N/A 1:52:13.1 9
Gideon Louw 50 m freestyle 22.17 16 Q 21.97 12 Did not advance
Ryk Neethling 100 m freestyle 49.28 30 Did not advance
Hercules Troyden Prinsloo 1500 m freestyle 15:12.64 22 N/A Did not advance
Riaan Schoeman 400 m individual medley 4:14.09 12 N/A Did not advance
Roland Mark Schoeman 50 m freestyle 21.76 5 Q 21.74 5 Q 21.67 AF 7
Darian Townsend 200 m freestyle 1:48.08 21 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.22 10 Q 1:59.65 11 Did not advance
Cameron van der Burgh 100 m breaststroke 59.96 AF 5 Q 1:00.57 10 Did not advance
Neil Versfeld 200 m breaststroke 2:10.50 9 Q 2:10.06 AF 9 Did not advance
Gerhard Zandberg 100 m backstroke 53.75 AF 5 Q 53.98 10 Did not advance
Lyndon Ferns
Ryk Neethling
Roland Schoeman
Darian Townsend
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:13.06 AF 6 Q N/A 3:12.66 AF 7
Jean Basson
Sebastien Rousseau
Darian Townsend
Jan Venter
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:10.91 AF 8 Q N/A 7:13.02 8
Lyndon Ferns
Darian Townsend
Cameron van der Burgh
Gerhard Zandberg
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:34.16 AF 7 Q N/A 3:33.70 AF 7
Women

Natalie du Toit, five time gold medallist at the Athens Paralympics in 2004, has qualified to compete, becoming the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympic Games in the 10 kilometre open water race.[7][8] She finished in 16th place.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Melissa Corfe 200 m freestyle 2:00.95 33 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:10.54 17 N/A Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:12.64 22 Did not advance
Natalie du Toit 10 km open water N/A 2:00:49.9 16
Mandy Loots 100 m butterfly 58.61 AF 18 Did not advance
Kathryn Meaklim 200 m butterfly 2:09.41 16 Q 2:11.74 16 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:37.11 10 N/A Did not advance
Jessica Pengelly 200 m individual medley 2:15.80 26 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:41.04 21 N/A Did not advance
Lize-Mari Retief 50 m freestyle 25.44 26 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 55.17 21 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 58.20 AF 8 Q 58.63 12 Did not advance
Wendy Trott 400 m freestyle 4:08.38 AF 12 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:26.21 AF 9 N/A Did not advance
Suzaan van Biljon 100 m breaststroke 1:07.55 5 Q 1:09.56 16 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:25.51 9 Q 2:28.45 15 Did not advance
Melissa Corfe
Mandy Loots
Kathryn Meaklim
Wendy Trott
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:51.14 15 N/A Did not advance
Melissa Corfe
Mandy Loots
Lize-Mari Retief
Suzaan van Biljon
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:04.20 12 N/A Did not advance

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kevin Anderson Men's singles   Loglo (TOG)
W 6–3, 6–2
  Kiefer (GER)
L 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 4–6
Did not advance
Kevin Anderson
Jeff Coetzee
Men's doubles N/A   Almagro /
Ferrer (ESP)
L 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Mari Rabie Women's 19:54 0:29 1:06:30 0:34 42:01 2:09:28.02 43
Kate Roberts 19:58 0:30 1:06:26 0:37 38:02 2:05:33.24 32

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Judith Augoustides
Vita Nel
Women's Pool D
  GollerLudwig (GER)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 14–21)
  KoutroumanidouTsiartsiani (GRE)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 8–21)
  Chen XZhang X (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 9–21)
4 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Darryn Anthony Men's −77 kg 135 24 160 22 295 22

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Heinrich Barnes −66 kg   Buyanjav (MGL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 19

ReferencesEdit