South African reigning Olympic silver medalist Khotso Godfrey Mokoena earned a silver medal in the men's long jump final tonight, placing second behind Australian Fabrice Lapierre.
Mokoena who was among the five SA athletes to represent the country jumped 8.08 metres behind Lapierre, who recorded an 8.17m leap clinching gold.
Juan van Deventer was sixth in the 1 500m final in a time of 3:43.77, behind Ethiopian Deressee Mekonnen, who claimed his second successful gold medal.
Rene Kalmer was ninth in the women's 3 000m final in 9:04.11, falling three seconds short of the national record she set in Friday's qualifying round, with world record holder Meseret Defar securing gold in 8:51.17.
In the morning session, Janice Josephs was however not in her best mode, crashing out in spectacular fashion in the qualifying round of the women's long jump.
Josephs leaped an unimpressive 6.02m with her first effort, and with her last two attempts fell well short of the 6m mark.
In Valencia two years ago, Josephs set a personal best of 6.51m to qualify for the final, but in Doha was nowhere near her best in her first indoor competition of the season, with only Eliane Martins below her on the results sheet after the Brazilian recorded three no jumps.
Peter van der Westhuizen was never in contention in what was believed to be the second toughest 1 500m heats.
He tried to fight off in order to close the gap on the leaders on the penultimate lap, but faded to sixth place in 3:45.76 and crashed out in the opening round.
The team was led former sprinter and now ASA Interim Board member, Geraldine Pillay.