Team South Africa has failed to add to its medals tally on day 13 of the Tokyo Olympic Games, but there were some decent performances by the South African contingent still in Japan.
Kyle Blignaut finished sixth in the men’s shotput final with a distance of 21 metres.
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American Ryan Crouse won gold with a new Olympic record of 23.0 metres.
Men’s shot put, final: Kyle Blignaut has finished 6th in the men’s shot put final. His best throw of 21.00m came with the 3rd of his 6 attempts
? Ryan Crouser ?? 23.30m
? Joe Kovacs ?? 22.65m
? Tomas Walsh ?? 22.47m
6 Kyle Blignaut ?? 21.00m#TeamSA #Tokyo2020
— Team South Africa (@TeamSA2020) August 5, 2021
In the men’s swimming marathon over 10 kilometres, Michael McGlynn, finished eighth, just 2 minutes and 59 seconds behind Hungarian gold medallist Kristof Rasovsky, who clocked a time of 1 hour, 48 minutes and 59 seconds.
Another South African, Wayne Snyman, will be in action later on Thursday in the 20 kilometres walk.