Boxing: Simnikiwe Bongco bags bronze medal at Common wealth games

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Boxer, Simnikiwe Bongco, has officially added another bronze medal to Team South Africa’s tally at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Simnikiwe Bogco adds another bronze medal at Common Wealth Games

Bongco was earlier assured of a medal after reaching the semi-finals of the men’s middleweight division. He however, lost to Australia’s Callum Peters in the semi’s.


As a semi-finalist, Bongco bagged a bronze medal for his country – the first in boxing since 2014.

Elsewhere, Ryan Mphahlele ran a personal best time of 3 minutes, 34-point 6-6- seconds in the final of the 1500-meters for men. But he finished in 11thplace.

Australia’s Oliver Hoare took the gold in a new Games record of three minutes 30-point-1-2 seconds. In the men’s hammer throw, Tshepang Makhete had to settle for seventh place with a throw of 68-point-7-6 meters. His team mate, Allan Cumming was 13th. England’s Nick Miller bagged gold with a throw of 76-point-4-3 meters.