Weekend Sport Results — August 6, 2012

Rugby   Football    Cricket   Olympics

Another weekend has come to an end. With all the Olympic action taking place this was a bumper sporting weekend. Here are some of the weekend’s results:

Weekend Sport’s Results:


Rugby:

Super Rugby     Final:
Chiefs    37 – 6  Sharks

Currie Cup 1st Division:
Leopards    7 – 28    Border Bulldogs    
Regent Boland Kavaliers    79 – 26    Valke  
SWD Eagles    20 – 13    Griffons
Ford Pumas    30 – 30    Eastern Province Kings

Absa Currie Cup First Division Log – After Round 6:

Pos    Team    P    W    D    L    PF    PA    PD    TF    TA    BPts     Pts
1    Eastern Province Kings    6    5    1    0    220    100    120    26    13    4    26
2    Leopards    6    4    0    2    201    170    31    32    21    4    20
3    Griffons    6    4    0    2    153    145    8    20    19    4    20
4    Ford Pumas    6    3    1    2    189    147    42    22    17    4    18
5    SWD Eagles    6    3    1    2    159    164    -5    18    19    2    16
6    Regent Boland Kavaliers    6    1    1    4    171    151    20    23    20    4    10
7    Valke    6    1    0    5    163    251    -88    24    32    5    9
8    Border Bulldogs    6    1    0    5    94    222    -128    12    36    2    6


Football:

South Africa MTN 8:
Orlando Pirates 1 -0 Bloemfontein Celtic
Supersport United 2 -1 Free State Stars
Moroka Swallows 2 – 0 AmaZulu
Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 Kaizer Chiefs


Cricket

2nd Test: England v South Africa at Leeds, August 2-6, 2012
South Africa 419 & 39/0 (17.0 ov)
England 425

West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Jamaica, 4th day
West Indies 209 (Samuels 123, Bracewell 3-46) and 206 for 5 (Samuels 52, Chanderpaul 43*) beat New Zealand 260 (Guptill 71, Taylor 60, Roach 4-70) and 154 (Brownlie 35, Deonarine 4-37, Narine 3-19) by five wickets


Olympics:

Men’s 100m Final:
Rk     Bib number     Athlete    Time     
1    2170    Usain Bolt    9.63     OR
2    2169    Yohan Blake    9.75     =Personal Best
3    3216    Justin Gatlin    9.79     PB
4    3217    Tyson Gay    9.80     Season Best
5    3205    Ryan Bailey    9.88     = Personal Best
6    2547    Martina Churandy     9.94     
7    3051    Richard Thompson    9.98     
8    2184    Asafa Powell    11.99     

Tennis: Men’s Final:
Andy Murray (Britain) thrashed world no 1 Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Women’s Final:
Serena Williams (USA) defeated Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-0, 6-1

Oscar Pistorius: Men’s 400m Final
Oscar Pistorius (South Africa) became the first double amputee to compete in an athletic event at the Olympics. It has been a remarkable journey to fulfil his dream of competing at the able bodied Olympics. Not only did he get to compete in the Olympics but he also fulfilled his personal dream and goal of qualifying for the semi finals.

Oscar gave his best in his semi-final and finished last in a time of 46.54sec but was far from disappointed at bowing out.

“The whole experience is mind-blowing,” said Pistorius. “My aim was to make the semi-final. It’s a dream come true. Thanks to everyone for their support. I’ve got the (4x400m) relay in a few days.”

One of my highlights of the London Olympic Games happened at the end of this semi final race.   There was an incredibly touching moment, an amazing gesture, when Grenada’s world champion Kirani James asked Oscar Pistorius to swap bibs with him. Proof that his peers respected his determination, courage and sheer desire to compete with the best on the world’s greatest stage.

“As soon as we crossed the line, we’re friends,” said Pistorius. “It was very kind of him. We share a similar life. It’s what the Olympics is all about. It’s great to make good friends.”

Nicknamed ‘The Blade Runner’ because he runs on carbon fibre blades fought a long battle to be allowed to run in the Olympics.

Someone wrote: “Oscar – you might not have the gold around your neck, but you have gold in your heart!”

Well done! What a phenomenal achievement. You are an inspiration to us all that anything is possible if you have faith and believe. We are proud of you!

Bible Inspiration:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. (Philippians 4:8 – NIV)

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