DAY 7 - Highlights of all the SA athletes in Rio

DAY 7 - Highlights of all the SA athletes in Rio

Rowing and Cycling add more Silver.

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Cycling – Track

It was a busy day on the track for our cyclists, with 7 SASI athletes in action.

Anna Meares and Steph Morton were up first in the Team Sprint and battled hard to finish in 4th place behind Germany.

Matt Glaetzer and Pat Constable (Men’s Sprint) progressed to the Quarter final round. Glaetzer won the First round to progress directly while Constable had to go through the repechage round to progress.

The Men’s Team Pursuit (Alex Edmondson, Jack Bobridge. Callum Scotson) won Silver behind Great Britain in the final despite posting a time under World Record pace.


Alex Hill and the Men’s Four won Silver after a strong battle with the favoured Great Britain team

Men’s Basketball

The Boomers (Joe Ingles) returned to the court after their tight loss to the USA to post a comprehensive win over China 93-68 and remain in second position in Group A.


Leanne Choo’s (Mixed doubles) lost to Malaysia 0-2 in the second Group game of the event.


Dane Sampson was back in action in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone finishing 31st.

David Chapman finished 26th in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event.

Still to come:

Henry Frayne (Long Jump) will compete at approximately 9:50am local time in the Qualifying round.

Olympic Games Schedule & Results - SASI Athletes

AthleticsLong Jump MenHenry FrayneQualifier Group A
5th progressed to Fianl
BadmintonMixed DoublesLeanne ChooGroup C
Game 2
Loss 0-2
BasketballMenJoe InglesGroup A Game 4ChinaWin 93-68
Cycling - TrackWomen's Team SprintAnna Meares
Stephanie Morton
4th progressed to Round 1

Women's Team SprintAnna Meares
Stephanie Morton
First Round
1st - progressed to Bronze Ride

Women's Team SprintAnna Meares
Stephanie Morton

Men's SprintPatrick ConstableQualifying
17th - progressed to Round 

Men's SprintMatthew GlaetzerQualifying
3rd - progressed to Round 1

Men's SprintPatrick Constable1/16 Finals
2nd - progressed to repechage

Men's SprintMatthew Glaetzer1/16 Finals
1st - progressed to 1/8 final

Men's SprintPatrick Constable1/16 Repechage
1st - progressed to 1/8 final

Men's Team PursuitAlex Edmondson
Callum Scotson
Jack Bobridge (did not ride)
First RoundChina1st - progressed to Final

Men's Team PursuitAlex Edmondson
Jack Bobridge
FinalGreat BritainSILVER MEDAL
RowingMen's FourAlex HillFinal A
Shooting50m Rifle Prone MenDane SampsonPreliminary Round
31st - did not progress

25m Rapid Fire Pistol MenDavid ChapmanStage 1