The two bronzes lifted Team SA’s haul to 18 medals by late Wednesday afternoon, comprising six gold, five silver and seven bronze.
Two thirds of those gongs have been secured by women across five codes. The men have weighed in with five swimming medals and the rugby sevens gold.
In other early action on Wednesday the netball Proteas defeated Wales 69-51. Matthew Sates ended his Birmingham campaign failing to advance to the final of the 200m individual medley, his 2:01.99 being well off his 1:57.43 personal best that ranks him 10th in the world this year.
He and coach Wayne Riddin will have to work out where they went wrong.
Chad le Clos, when asked at the national championships in April what he thought of the youngster, replied that Sates needed to focus his attention rather than trying to race too many events.
Sates entered the 200m and 400m freestyle, the 200m and 400m IM and also the 100m butterfly. If Le Clos is right, perhaps Sates needs to narrow his efforts.
Come Paris 2024 they will want to have ironed out whatever they are doing wrong.