Blast from the past: LJ van Zyl strides to Commonwealth gold in Melbourne
Today in SA sports history: March 23
2006 — LJ van Zyl wins the 400m hurdles crown in a Commonwealth Games record of 48.05 sec in Melbourne, as he and countryman Alwyn Myburgh deliver gold and silver for SA in the same race. Pieter de Villiers, the third SA athlete in the final, ended seventh. On the same evening, Anika Smit added to SA’s medal haul with gold in the high-jump with a 1.91m effort.
2013 — Bafana Bafana beat Central African Republic 2-0 in a World Cup qualifying match at Cape Town Stadium. Left-back Thabo Matlaba, who attacked frequently in the match, scored in the 33rd minute as he drove from 30 metres out. Bernard Parker netted in the 73rd minute after being set free by a through-pass from Siphiwe Tshabalala...
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