Basetsana Win Bronze in Lusaka

by | Dec 15, 2012

Janet Seeliger won bronze in the women’s 400m at the Zone VI Games in Lusaka, Zambia. Picture: Wessel Oosthuizen/SASCOC ImagesThe South African U20 women’s football team secured a bronze medal after a 2-0 win over Namibia in the third/fourth-place play-off at the Zone VI Games in Lusaka, Zambia.

Despite an unbeaten run in the group phase, the Basetsana suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Zambia in the semi-final on Wednesday. This was seen as revenge for the home team, who lost 1-0 to South Africa in the Zone VI Games opener.

Although head coach Sheryl Botes had her eye on gold, she was happy that her team at least finished on a positive note, easing past Namibia to third place.

In athletics competition, Valentina da Rocha won silver in the Women’s triple jump. South Africa picked up two medals in the Women’s 400m, with Mareike Wolhuter bagging silver and Janet Seeliger winning bronze. The Women’s 4x400m relay team won silver.

In tennis, Team South Africa won gold after beating Lesotho.

Zone VI Games, Lusaka, Zambia
Selected Results, Friday 14 December
Women’s triple jump: Valentina da Rocha (silver)
Women’s 400m: Mareike Wolhuter (silver), Janet Seeliger (bronze), Sunel Jacobs (4th)
Women’s 1500m: Thato Makhafola (4th)
Women’s 4x400m relay: Team South Africa (silver)
Women’s U20 round robin: South Africa 65 Zambia 50
Women’s U20 bronze play-off: South Africa 2 Namibia 0 (bronze)
Team event – women’s singles: Zanmarie Pienaar beat Lesotho (6-0, 6-2)
Team event – women’s singles: Tyra Timm beat Lesotho (6-0, 6-3)
Team event – women’s doubles: Zanmarie Pienaar/Tyra Timm beat Lesotho (6-1, 6-0)
Team South Africa beat Lesotho (gold)


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