African Games Record as Jo-Ann van Dyk Wins Gold in the Javelin

Team South Africa celebrations after Jo-Ane van Dyk (left) won Gold and Jana van Schalkwyk claimed the Silver in the Women’s Javelin final, at the 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, 20 March, 2024. Photo: Frennie Shivambu

Jo-Ann van Dyk threw a Games record distance in the women’s javelin to add another gold medal to Team SA’s tally at the African Games in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday, 20 March, 2024.

Van Dyk launched the javelin 60.80m, with teammate Jana van Schalkwyk claiming silver with a throw of 57.64m. 

On Tuesday it was Miré Reinstorf with another Games Record, claiming the gold medal with a winning height of 4.35m in the Women’s pole vault final.

The combined Team South African campaign had started the day with 96 medals, and athletics had three of them, all gold, and that total has now stretched to 98 medals.

Egypt continues to lead the medals hauls, their national effort having brought in a total of 165 medals by Wednesday, with a huge contingent of 92 gold medals included.

South African has outpaced Algeria’s chase with a firm hand on the continental leaderboard’s third place position, but Nigeria – though with a lesses total medals count – continues to hold SA at bay in second place.

Team South Africa Results on Wednesday, 20 March, 2024

ATHLETICS

Final: Women’s 20km Walk
Jessica Groenewald finished 5th in a time of 1hr 49min 17 sec. Gold was won by Kenya’s Emily Ngii in 1:37:34

Women’s Heptathlon
100m Hurdles – Shannon Verster finished 3rd in 14.59sec
High Jump – Shannon Verster finished 2nd with a height of 1.70m
Shot Put – Shannon Verster finished 4th with a distance of 10.94m
200m – Shannon Verster finished 4th in 26.38sec

Final: Women’s Javelin
GOLD! Jo-Ane van Dyk won the gold medal with a throw of a Games record 60.80m
SILVER! Jana van Schalkwyk claimed the silver medal with a throw of 57.64m

TAEKWONDO

Women’s 46kg, Round of 16
Jayden Kaars lost to Soukaina Sahib (Morocco) 2-0

Team South Africa Results on Tuesday, 19 March, 2024

ATHLETICS

Final: Women’s Pole Vault
GOLD! Miré Reinstorf won the gold medal with a winning height of 4.35m, a Games record

TAEKWONDO

Round of 16: Women’s 49kg
Donica Tafel lost to Katabo Kula by knockout

TENNIS

Quarter-Finals: Women’s Singles
Zoe Kruger lost to Lamis Elhussein (Egypt) 6-3 6-4


Original Copy: Team South Africa, with editing by gsport

Main Photo Caption: Team South Africa celebrations after Jo-Ane van Dyk (left) won Gold and Jana van Schalkwyk claimed the Silver in the Women’s Javelin final, at the 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, 20 March, 2024. Photo: Frennie Shivambu

Photo 2 Caption: Miré Reinstorf won the gold medal with a winning height of 4.35m, a Games record on Tuesday, 19 March, 2024.  Photo: Frennie Shivambu

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