Ampomah, Amponsah crowned Ghanaian 2015 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah are Ghana’s 2015 Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards winners, the Ghana Athletics Association awards organiser Erasmus Kwaw disclosed in Accra on Monday. Sponsored by Liquid Sports Ghana and Ethiopian Airlines this inaugural annual awards is aimed at reviving and uplifting the profile of Ghanaian athletics. Ampomah clinched [...]

Wayde van Niekerk posts 19.94 in Luzern

WAYDE van Niekerk set a South Africa 200m record at the European Athletics Permit Meeting in Luzern Switzerland on Tuesday night (14 July). Van Niekerk won his 200m heat in 19.94 to become the first South African to break the 20 seconds barrier in 200m. His previous best was 20.19 in Lausanne Switzerland last year. [...]

Bruintjies, Kabanga set national records as Makwala establishes African 400m record in La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland on Sunday

HENRICHO Bruintjies set a South African 100m record at the Resisprint meeting in La Chaux-de-Fond Switzerland on Sunday (05 July). The La chaux-de-Fonds athletics track has for many years been renowned to bring out the best in sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers as many achieve their lifetime best at this annual event. This year is no [...]

South Africa’s former African 100m champion Simon Magakwe suspended for doping offense

SIMON Magakwe, of South Africa is suspended for two years following an anti-doping rule violation, Athletics South Africa (ASA) disclosed in Johannesburg on Wednesday (15 April). According to the national federation, Magakwe who won the 100m at the 2012 African Senior Athletics Championships in Porto Novo Benin, failed to appear for an out of competition [...]

Little-now South African Jerry Motsau wins in 1500m-FISU Games

JERRY Motsau of South Africa claimed a bronze medal in 1500m at the World Student Games (FISU) on Tuesday (09 July). The little know middle distance runner completed the race in the finals in 3:39.51.fellow South African Andries Hlaselo was event. Consequently South Africa are seventh on the medal table with three gold one silver [...]