The African Games – previously called the All Africa Games – start on 4 September in Brazzaville. It's a chance for athletes across the continent to gain glory for their countries, and show their abilities for selection for the Olympics, held the following year.
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.
The first African-based cycling team to take part in the Tour de France caps off an impressive
debut at the legendary cycle race. They finished the tough three-week race fifth overall and
inspired confidence for the future of competitive cycling on the continent.
South African swimmer Chad Ho said he was over the moon after he won the country's first gold medal in the 5km open water event at the Fina World Championships, currently taking place in Russia. He narrowly edged out rival Rob Muffels thanks to a photo-finish reading.
South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk ran a 200m sprint in only 19.94 seconds in Switzerland, the first South African to break the 20-second hurdle. The speed king also holds the national records for the 200m, 300m, and 400m runs and is one of a select few to break the dream barriers.
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