The 2018 Commonwealth Games: All South Africa’s medal winners

South Africa is pottering along steadily at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but has a long way to go to repeat its most successful medal haul.

This article will be updated when medals are won…last updated: 12 April, 13:00 SAST.

South Africa is currently fourth on the Commonwealth Games medals table with a total of 32 medals (overall positioning will be updated when it is available…).

Prior to departure for the competition, Sascoc was coy about a specific “medals target” for the Games, however, President Gideon Sam said the team would be targeting a fifth place overall.


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Since readmission, South Africa has sent teams to six Commonwealth Games starting with the 1994 Games in Victoria, British Colombia. During this period they have finished fifth on the medals table on three occasions (Kuala Lumpur, 1998; Melbourne, 2006; and New Delhi, 2010).

Overall – before the 2018 edition of the Games – South Africa had won 352 medals overall with the 2002 Manchester Games being the most successful in terms of total medals. That year, South Africa won 46 medals – just one behind New Zealand on 45.

Since readmission, the country’s most successful gold medal haul was in 2014 in Glasgow, where the team won 13 gold medals.


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Overall, without including the Gold Coast event, South Africa has won 117 gold medals, 112 silvers and 123 bronzes.

Total medals won by South Africa at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold medals: 11
Silver medals: 9
Bronze medals: 12

Full list of South African medal winners

Gold medal winners
Henri Schoeman – men’s triathlon
Tatjana Schoenmaker – women’s 200m breaststroke
Chad le Clos – men’s 200m butterfly
Chad le Clos – men’s 50m butterfly
Cameron van der Burgh – men’s 50m breaststroke
Tatjana Schoenmaker – women’s 100m breaststroke
Chad le Clos – men’s 100m butterfly
Akani Simbine – men’s 100m
Caster Semenya – women’s 1500m
Luvo Manyonga – men’s long jump
Ndodomzi Ntutu – men’s T12 100m


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Silver medal winners
Chad le Clos – men’s 100m freestyle
Esme Kruger, Nicolene Neal, Johanna Snyman and Elma Davis – women’s fours lawn bowls
Dylan Buis – men’s T38 100m
Christian Sadie – men’s S6 50m freestyle
Henricho Bruintjies – men’s 100m
Brad Tandy – men’s 50 freestyle
Princess Schreuder and Philippus Walker – lawn bowls mixed B2/B3
Johannes Botha – men’s wrestling 74kg freestyle
Hilton Langenhoven – men’s T12 100m


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Bronze medal winners
Ryan Coetzee – men’s 50m butterfly
Cameron van der Burgh – men’s 100m breaststroke
Colleen Piketh – women’s singles lawn bowls
Mona Pretorius – women’s 63kg weightlifting
Charl Du Toit – men’s T38 100m (WR time)
Team South Africa – men’s 4 x 100m medley relay
Sunette Viljoen – women’s javelin
Reinhardt Hamman – men’s F38 shot put
Ruswahl Samaai – men’s long jump
Alan Hatherly – men’s cross-country cycling
Christopher Patton, Tobias Botha and Willem Viljoen – lawn bowls triples B6/B7/B8
Wenda Nel – women’s 400m hurdles


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