London 2012 Wrap Saturday 28 July

Team SA enter the Olympic Stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium, with national flagbearer Caster Semenya leading the way. Photo: Wessel Oosthuizen / SA Sports Picture Agency

Results featuring South African women in action on Saturday, 28 July, at the London 2012 Olympic Games:

Badminton: Women’s doubles, Group C, pool stage: Michelle Edwards and Annari Viljoen vs Je Ha and MJ Kim (South Korea). Edwards and Viljoen lost 21-8 21-7 in a match that lasted 23 minutes and in which the Koreans used their strong serves to dominate.

Football: Banyana Banyana vs Canada South Africa went down 3-0 to Canada in their Group D match in Coventry after trailing 1-0 at halftime.

Rowing: Women’s pair: Naydene Smith and Lee-Ann Persse finished their heat in fourth behind Australia, in 7min 14.31sec. THey advanced to the repechage.

Swimming: Women’s 400m Individual Medley: Kathryn Meaklim finished sixth in her heat (4:43.46) to be placed 16th overall.


SA in action (Sun, 29 July):

10h00: Cycling: Women’s road race, Robyn de Groot, Ashleigh Moolman and Joanna van de Winkel

08h52: Women’s Doubles Badminton, Group C, pool stage: Michelle Edwards and Annari Viljoen vs Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran (Australia)

10h46: Swimming: 100m breaststroke. Suzaan van Biljon (heat 3)

11h31: Swimming: 400m freestyle. Wendy Trott (heat 3)

16h00: Hockey: SA vs Argentina, Group B preliminary round

 19h50: Swimming: 100m breaststroke, semi-finals

20h18: Swimming: 400m freestyle, final


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