South Africa defeated New Zealand 26-17 in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, claiming a
second consecutive HSBC Sevens World Series title in as many weeks. The win moves the Springboks to the top of the Sevens World Series points table.
In the week he was crowned as the world's best swimmer for 2014, South Africa's
Olympic champion Chad le Clos set a new world record in the 100m butterfly – and
won gold in the 200m freestyle – at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships
The nation's sporting royalty came out to celebrate excellence at the Sport Ministry's
annual SA Sports Awards, with Banyana Banyana striker Portia Modise claiming the
crown as Sports Star of the Year. She is the first African football player to score 100
goals in international competition.
Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.
Football, rugby, cricket and cycling made it a spectacular sporting weekend for South Africa. A win over Sudan got Bafana to Afcon, the Boks beat England at Twickenham, and the Proteas trounced Australia in Perth. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge wrapped up the weekend in Johannesburg.
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