Sporting Digest: African Games

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The Egyptian wrestler, Mohy Abdel Hareth, was stripped of his gold medal at the All Africa Games in Harare yesterday after failing a drug test, while a Nigerian sprinter, Paul Egonye, was given a four-year ban for using steroids. Hareth, who had won the 100kg Greco-Roman event, tested positive for the banned substance, Noresterone. Earlier this week a Ghanaian long jumper, Andrew Owusu, and a South African athlete, Karen Botha, the wife of the former Springbok rugby captain Naas Botha, also failed drug tests.

AFRICAN GAMES (Harare) Football: Semi-finals: Egypt 1 Nigeria 0; Zimbabwe 3 Guinea 0. Basketball: Women's final: Senegal 90 Mozambique 58. Hockey: Men's final: South Africa 3 Egypt 3 (South Africa win gold). Volleyball: Men's final: Egypt 3 Cameroon 0. Women's final: Kenya 3 Nigeria 0. Cycling finals (winners only): Men: 50km individual road race: M Lange (SA) 49min 10.46sec. Swimming finals (winners only): Men: 50m freestyle: P Williams (SA) 23.14sec. 1500m freestyle: R Neethling (SA) 12min 43.78sec. 100m breaststroke: H Louw (SA) 1:04.20. Women: 4x100m relay medley: South Africa 4:12.03. 200m individual medley: K-A Elliott (SA) 2min 24.04sec. Gymnastics finals (winners only): Men: Floor exercise: K Otmani (Alg) 8.975pts. Pommel horse: Z Erdy (SA) 9.000pts. Rings: A Otmani (Alg) 9.175pts. Parallel bars: C Brezeanu (SA) 9.050pts. Horizontal bars: D Laubscher (SA) 9.362pts. Vault horse: A Mammeri (Alg) 9.150. Women: Floor exercise: K Angus (Zim) 8.488pts. Vault horse: H-M Oosthuizen (SA) 9.275pts. Uneven bars: M Hamdy (Eg) 9.475pts. Beam: I Roets (SA) 8.725pts.