Weekend Sports Results — July 30, 2012

Rugby  Motorsport Football  Olympics

What an incredible weekend of sport! Another fantastic weekend of sport, but the highlight from a South African point of view must be the world record and gold medal winning performance by Cameron van der Burgh.

Weekend Sport’s Results:

Rugby:

Super Rugby Semi Finals:
Chiefs 20 -17 Crusaders
Stormers 19 – 26 Sharks

Final:
Saturday 4 August: Chiefs vs Sharks Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 09h35

Currie Cup 1st Division:
Griffons 10-34 Eastern Province Kings
Valke 22-51 Leopards
SWD Eagles 21 – 21 Regent Boland Kavaliers
Border Bulldogs 18-51 Ford Pumas

Absa Currie Cup First Division Log – After Round 5:
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA BPts Pts
1 Eastern Province Kings 5 5 0 0 190 70 120 23 10 4 24
2 Leopards 5 4 0 1 194 142 52 25 17 3 19
3 Griffons 5 4 0 1 140 125 15 18 17 3 19
4 Ford Pumas 5 3 0 2 159 117 42 19 14 4 16
5 SWD Eagles 5 2 1 2 139 151 -12 16 17 2 12
6 Valke 5 1 0 4 137 172 -35 20 20 4 8
7 Regent Boland Kavaliers 5 0 1 4 92 125 -33 11 16 3 5
8 Border Bulldogs 5 0 0 5 66 215 -149 8 29 1 1


Motorsport:

Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix
Apart from his scheduled pit stops, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton led the Hungarian GP from start to finish

Results:
1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1hr41min05.503
2 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus +1.032
3 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus +10.518
4 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull +11.614
5 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari +26.653
6 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren +30.243
7 Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams +33.899
8 Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull +34.458
9 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari +38.350
10 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes +51.234
11 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India +57.283
12 Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India +1min02.887
13 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams +1min03.606
14 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber +1min04.494
15 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso +1 lap
16 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso +1 lap
17 Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham +1 lap
18 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber +2 laps
19 Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham +2 laps
20 Charles Pic (France) Marussia +2 laps
21 Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia +3 laps
22 Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT +3 laps
Retired
Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT 9 laps
Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 11 laps


Football:

Another trophy for Pirates:
Orlando Pirates hunger for silverware continued as they lifted the Carling Black Label Cup, beating their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs 5-4 on penalties at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening. The full time score was 1-1.


Olympics:

Swimming: World record gold for Cameron:
Cameron van der Burgh (South Africa) was superb men’s 100m breaststroke final at the London Olympics on Sunday winning gold in a world record time.

Van der Burgh’s pace in the first lap was incredible. He touched the wall in 58.46 seconds, trimming 0.12 seconds off the previous world record of 58.58 set by Australia’s Brenton Rickard at the 2009 world championships in Rome before polyurethane bodysuits were banned.

Field Hockey: Crushing defeat for SA women:
The South African women’s hockey team were resoundly beaten 7-1 by world No 2 Argentina in their pool B opener.

Football: Spain crash out:
The Spanish football team’s hopes of becoming the first country in world history to hold the World Cup, European championship and Olympic titles at the same time came to an abrupt end when they lost 1-0 to Honduras on Sunday.

Spain, with no points from two matches (having lost their opening match against Japan 1-0) cannot finish in either of the top two qualifying positions from their group.

Bible Inspiration:
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.  (Colossians 3:23-24)

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