Blasts from the past: Second silver in a row for Hestrie


Blasts from the past: Second silver in a row for Hestrie


Today in SA sports history: August 28
2004 — High-jumper Hestrie Cloete and 800m runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi give SA a silver send-off at the Athens Olympics as they reach the podium within an hour or so of each other. Both ended second in their events behind Russian competitors. For Cloete, the reigning two-time world champion, it was her second consecutive Olympic silver. The two gongs pushed SA’s overall tally to six, the country’s biggest haul since the 10 medals won at Helsinki 1952.
2010 — The Springboks win their only Tri Nations match of the year, beating Australia 44-31 in a try-fest at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Both sides scored five tries, but flyhalf Morne Steyn made the difference, converting four tries and landing two penalties. Butch James added one conversion and Frans Steyn a penalty.

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