South Africa’s junior ladies team won the country’s first medal at the 2021 African Continental Road Championships in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, 2 March.
African Continental Championships – Cairo 🇪🇬
Team Time Trial: Junior Ladies
• Chante Olivier
• Amber Hindmarch
• Ainsli De Beer
• McKenzie Pedro
— TeamSouthAfrica (@TeamSA2020) March 2, 2021
The quartet consisting of cyclists Chanté Olivier, Amber Hindmarch, Ainsli de Beer and McKenzie Pedro won gold in the team time-trial as the race took place over a 13.5km lap.
The host nation claimed the silver medal as the two were the only countries competing in the race.
The elite women’s race took place later on Tuesday where the time-trial quartet also won gold.
The foursome of Maroesjka Matthee, Carla Oberholzer, Frances Janse van Rensburg and Hayley Preen posted the fastest overall time to add to South Africa’s medal collection on day one.
🌍@afroroadchamps – Cairo, Egypt 🇪🇬
African Continental Championships get underway in Cairo today with the Team Time Trial events.
10h03 🇿🇦 Junior Ladies – 13,5km
10h25 🇿🇦 Junior Men – 28km
11h21 🇿🇦 Elite Women – 28km
12h45 🇿🇦 Elite Men – 42km
Go Team 🇿🇦!
📸 Carly Patten pic.twitter.com/hLYsXN9D9l
Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s junior ladies team won the country’s first medal at the 2021 African Continental Road Championships on Tuesday, 2 March, in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Team South Africa (Twitter)