2018 Commonwealth Games: a few wins from our African teams

The 2018 Commonwealth Games are currently taking place in Australia, and have welcomed more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories. Here are a few highlights from some of our African teams attending the event:

South Africa

Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya’s smashing win in which she broke the world record in the 1500m race and finished in a time of 4:00.71

Henri Schoeman

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Henri Schoeman poses with his country’s flag after winning the men’s triathlon final on April 5, 2018.

Luvo Manyonga

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World champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga set a new event record as he sprung to gold. Manyonga produced a sixth and final jump of 8.41 metres.

Tatjana Schoenmaker

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South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker celebrates winning the swimming women’s 100m breaststroke final on April 9, 2018.

Chad Le Clos

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South Africa’s Chad Le Clos poses with his gold medal after winning the swimming men’s 100m butterfly final on April 9, 2018.

Akani Simbine

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Akani Simbine, left, won the men’s 100m final with a time of 10.03secs.

Botswana

Amantle Montsho

Amantle Montsho of Botswana celebrates after winning gold in the women’s 400m final.

Makwala

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Botswana’s Makwala, won the gold medal in a time of 44.55 seconds, on the men’s 400m.

Malawi

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Malawi’s netball team took a hard-fought 51-50 win over Scotland. Also Malawi claimed the biggest upset in Commonwealth Games netball history with a stunning 57-53 win over the New Zealand Silver Ferns.

Uganda

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In the netball, Uganda got the better of Scotland, to the tune of a 51-35 scoreline.

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