After a unanimous vote in New Zealand by the Commonwealth Games Federation, South Africa's city of Durban was voted as the host city for the games in 2022. It'll contribute greatly to the country's National Development Plan, and help develop young athletes.
In naming his chosen few, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said the 31-member squad that would represent South Africa in the Rugby World Cup would carry the country's hopes on their shoulders. It would be a tough tournament, he cautioned. Jean de Villiers will captain the team.
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.
Well wishes from South Africans poured in on the social media pages of Wayde van Niekerk after
he won the gold medal in the 400m race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The athlete
shared his moments before and after the event.
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