29 July should be renamed Cameron van der Burgh day, on this day in South African sports history he has bagged no fewer than four major medals.
Rugby internationals, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medals are among the things we remember on this day.
On this day – 29 July
1948 – A South African team is sent to compete at the first Olympic Games after World War 2 held in London.
1966 – Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates defender Edward Motale was born in Pretoria.
1967 – The Springboks suffer a 14-19 defeat to France at Ellis Park.
1995 – South Africa lose the World Netball World Cup final to Australia 68-48 in Birmingham, England. It remains the team’s best performance at the NWC.
2002 – South African gymnast Atholl Myhill collected a bronze medal in the Gymnastic Men’s Ring’s Final in Manchester during the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Veronica Abrahamse won bronze in the women’s shot put.
2003 – Tottenham Hotspur toppled Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town in a pre-season friendly.
2005 – Mbulaena Mulaudzi wins the men’s 800m IAAF Golden League meeting in Oslo.
2007 – James Thompson and Matthew Brittain claim silver at the World Rowing U23 Championships at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell, Scotland.
2009 – Cameron van der Burgh wins Gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke final at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Rome.
2010- Khotso Mokoena won the long jump gold at the 17th African Athletics Championships in Nairobi.
2012 – Cameron Van der Burgh broke the world record in the men’s 100m breaststroke final on his way to Olympic Gold in London on this day.
2013 – Van der Burgh seems to have a love affair with 29 July and on this day in 2013 he won silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final in at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona.
2014 – Chad Le Clos wins bronze in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Le Clos, Leith Shankland, Cameron van der Burgh and Sebastien Rousseau also won Bronze in Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final.
2017 – The Lions recovered from being 3-22 down on 38 minutes to beat the Hurricanes 44-29 in their Super Rugby semi-final to secure a home final against the Crusaders.
2017 – Kaizer Chiefs beat Orlando Pirates 2-0 to win the 2017 Carling Black Lable Cup. Sadly an incident saw two fans crushed to death in the rush to get into the stadium.
2018 – Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi picked up four wickets each to set up South Africa’s five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at Dambulla.
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