It was a tough day at the office for the South African team on Thursday, with world record holder Wayde van Niekerk missing out on a medal on Day 6 of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Targeting his third world title in the men's 400m final, Van Niekerk settled for seventh position in 45.11 seconds.
He crossed the line well behind Jamaican gold medallist Antonio Watson, who won the race in 44.22.
Earlier, Wayne Snyman finished 21st in the men's 35km walk, completing the gruelling race in 2:35:13.
In the men's 200m semifinal, all three South African representatives were knocked out of the competition.
Sinesipho Dambile set a personal best of 20.28 to finish fourth in his semifinal, but he was 0.07 outside the required time to secure a lane in the final. Luxolo Adams took sixth place in his race in 20.44 and Shaun Maswangani ended seventh in his race in 20.65.
Schedule of SA athletes, Day 7 Friday, 25 August:
10.10am/11.45am - javelin throw qualification, men (Douw Smit)
7.30pm - 4x100m relay heats, men (SA team)
8.20pm - javelin throw final, women (Jo-Ane van Dyk)
8.25pm - 800m semifinals, women (Prudence Sekgodiso).
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Athletics South Africa (ASA) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics (including Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Race Walking) in South Africa, is a member of World Athletics and the Confederation of African Athletics. The association was formed in 1995 and is based in Johannesburg.