Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk led the team of local sport heroes who were recognised for their
outstanding performances at the 2015 South African Sport Awards. The awards were handed out
by the Department of Sport and Recreation, and recognised athletes and teams across
Coming off a great sporting year in which he upset a world leader and raced up the rankings,
South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has been nominated by the ATP World Tour as one of
20 outstanding players of 2015 – and he needs his fans to help vote him into the top spot.
South African tennis journeyman Kevin Anderson reached a career milestone yesterday when he
beat former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final after
seven previous fourth-round losses. It was "a great accomplishment", he said after the win.
South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen at last banished past disappointment this weekend
in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal. Her win
brought South Africa’s medal tally for the championships up to three.
South African sprinter Anaso Jobodwana has won bronze in the IAAF World Athletics
Championship 200m final, to share the podium with world record holder Jamaican Usain Bolt –
who passed the post just fractions of a second ahead of the South African athlete.
Andy Birkett is "chuffed" with his silver medal in the season-opening ICF Marathon World Cup at
the Brandenburg an den Havel regatta in Germany. It is the first year of international
competition for the South African canoeist and four-time K1 and K2 Dusi marathon winner.
South Africa's brightest athletes excelled against some of the best in the world at the IPC
Athletics Grand Prix Final, held at London's Olympic Park, led by Hilton Langenhoven in the 200m
sprint, Jonathan Ntutu, Charl du Toit and Fanie van der Merwe.
It's the national religion. Transcending race and language group, sport unites the
country – and not just the male half of it.