Proudly SA: Men's relay team claims silver and new national record at Commonwealth Games

Proudly SA: Men's relay team claims silver and new national record at Commonwealth Games

- The men's 4x100m relay team won silver at the Commonwealth Games

- They set a new national record in the process

- Akaine Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies earlier won gold and silver in the 100m race

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The South African men's 4x100m relay team stormed to silver medal — and a new national record — at the Commonwealth Games.

Although England won gold with a time of 38.13, South Africa's time of 38.24 was the best by a South African 4x100m relay team ever.

Akaine Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies, who form part of the team, also won gold and silver respectively in their 100m race earlier in the week.

Emile Erasmus and Anaso Jobodwana completed the team. Jamaica grabbed bronze medal with a time of 38.35, Briefly.co.za learned.

According to sport24.co.za, South Africa's gold medal haul of 13 is the best since 2006. However, the total medal haul of 37 fell short of Glasgow 2014's 40.

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See more about the men's relay team's success below.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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