Medals in Malaysia for national track team

South Africa’s track cyclists have collected 9 gold medals, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals in the first two events of three in the South East Asia Grand Prix Series taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 10-16 May 2014.

The first event, which was held on 10 and 11 May, saw 18-year-old Joshua Buchel claim 2 silver medals in the Junior Points and Junior Scratch races. In the Elite Women’s Omnium, Maroesjka Matthee claimed a bronze medal, with French woman Laurie Berthon claiming gold. Rain prevented further competition on the outdoor track.

The second Grand Prix took place on 13 May, with South Africa yielding more medals and the start of their gold medal haul. The Elite Men Team Pursuit event saw Kellan Gouveris, Evan Carstens. Theuns van der Bank and Morne van Niekerk race to victory, claiming gold ahead of Uzbekistan (2nd) and the host nation, Malaysia (3rd). The Junior Men’s team of Waylin Young, Joshua Buchel, Graeme Ockhuis and Stefan de Bod claimed gold by more than 4 seconds in the Junior Men’s Team Pursuit. Two Malaysian teams rounded out the podium.

In the individual races, 18-year-old Stefan de Bod claimed a gold medal in the Points race, while Waylin Young (17) won a silver medal in the Junior Men’s Scratch race. HB Kruger claimed a silver medal in the Elite Men’s Points race, while Maroesjka Matthee settled for a bronze medal in the Elite Women’s Points race.

Rain once again forced the remainder of the events to be halted. The third Grand Prix takes place tomorrow, Friday 16 May.

Summary of results - South East Asia Grand Prix (10-11 May)

Junior Men – Points race

1 Afiq Huznie OTHMAN (MAS) - GOLD
2 Joshua BUCHEL (RSA) - SILVER
3 Ahmad Muazzam Iman MUSTAFFA KAMAL (MAS) - BRONZE
4 Stefan DE BOD (RSA)
10 Graeme OCKHUIS (RSA)

Junior Men – Scratch

1 Asyraf Naim YING (MAS) - GOLD
2 Joshua BUCHEL (RSA) - SILVER
3 Afiq Huznie OTHMAN (MAS) - BRONZE
5 Stefan DE BOD (RSA)
10 Kyle DE WET (RSA)
11 Waylin YOUNG (RSA)

Elite Women – Omnium  

1 Laurie BERTHON (FRA) - GOLD
2 Jupha SOMNET (MAS) - SILVER
3 Maroesjka MATTHEE (RSA) - BRONZE

Summary of results - South East Asia Grand Prix 2 (13 May)

Elite Men – Team Pursuit

1 SOUTH AFRICA - GOLD
Kellan Alex GOUVERIS / Evan CARSTENS / Theuns VAN DER BANK / Morne VAN NIEKERK

2 UZBEKISTAN - SILVER
Gumerov GUMEROV TIMUR / Vladimir TUYCHIEV / Ruslan FEDOROV / Sergey MEDVEDEV

3 MALAYSIA - BRONZE
Sofian Nabil MOHD BAKRI / Amir RUSLI / Mohamad Farid RAZALI / Fairet RUSLI

Junior Men – Team Pursuit

1 SOUTH AFRICA 4:42.651 - GOLD
Waylin YOUNG / Joshua BUCHEL / Graeme OCKHUIS / Stefan DE BOD

2 MALAYSIA 4:46.647 - SILVER
Afiq Huznie OTHMAN / Akmal Hakim ZAKARIA / Ahmad Muazzam Iman MUSTAFFA KAMAL / Asyraf Naim YING

3 MALAYSIA - BRONZE
Aiman Nasriq SAHLUDIN / Ahmad Najib ISMAIL / Muhsin Al Redha MISBAH / Muhammad Syahir MOHD ZAMAN

Junior Men – Points Race 

1 Stefan DE BOD (RSA) - GOLD
2 Afiq Huznie OTHMAN (MAS) - SILVER
3 Eiman Firdaus MOHD ZAMRI (MAS) - BRONZE
4 Graeme OCKHUIS (RSA)
5 Waylin YOUNG (RSA)
10 Joshua BUCHEL (RSA)
14 Kyle DE WET (RSA)

Junior Men – Scratch Race

1 Eiman Firdaus MOHD ZAMRI (MAS) - GOLD
2 Waylin YOUNG (RSA) - SILVER
3 Elyas YUSOFF (SIN) - BRONZE
4 Graeme OCKHUIS (RSA)
9 Kyle DE WET (RSA)
12 Joshua BUCHEL (RSA)
13 Stefan DE BOD (RSA)

Elite Men – Points Race

1 Vladimir TUYCHIEV (UZB)- GOLD
2 Hendrik KRUGER (RSA) - SILVER
3 Gumerov GUMEROV TIMUR (UZB) - BRONZE
7 Theuns VAN DER BANK (RSA)
10 Evan CARSTENS (RSA)

Elite Women - Points Race

1 Laurie BERTHON (FRA) - GOLD
2 Jupha SOMNET (MAS) - SILVER
3 Maroesjka MATTHEE (RSA) - BRONZE