Commonwealth Games: Mokoena bags gold for Team SA

Khotso Mokoena is the latest South African to win gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Gold medalist and South African athlete Khotso Mokoena. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - There was more gold for Team SA last night in Glasgow when golden boy, Khotso Mokoena, was the man to beat as he won gold in the men's triple jump.

Mokoena won the triple jump with a distance of 17.2m.

He was the only competitor to go over 17 metres, and he was so confident of his success that he passed up his fifth and sixth jumps.

This means that the track and field athletes from Team SA have finished with nine medals, three of which were gold, four more than what was achieved in Delhi in 2010.

Meanwhile, six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt led Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m relay with a games record time of 37.58secs while Team SA came home in fourth stopping the clock at 38.35, setting a new South African record in the process.

In hockey, the South African men came from behind twice to beat Canada 7-3 to finish fifth, while the women were beaten 5-2 by New Zealand to miss out on bronze.

A total of six women are currently representing Team SA in the 98km cycling road race.