Simbine, Palframan, Mokoka, Mzazi, Cumming, Engelbrecht sparkle as Chabangu sets SA Junior record-USSA championship

AKANI Simbine, Justine Palframan, Stephen Mokoka, Gladwin Mzazi, sparkled as Zindzi Chabangu bettered her national junior record at University Sports South Africa Athletics (USSA) Athletics Championship in Stellenbosch South Africa. The championship was used to select the provisional South African team to the World University Games (FISU) due in Gwangji South Korea from 03-14 July. [...]

Algerian Meezoid claimed the first gold medal at the

EMILY Chebet of Kenya set a girl’s 3000m championship record on the opening day at the African Youth Athletics Championships in Reduit Mauritius on Thursday 23 April). Chebet covered the distance in 9:10.57. The previous record set at the inaugural African Youth Championships was 9:17.52 by Kenya’s Mercy Chepwogen. Fellow Kenyan Sheila Chelangat was runner [...]

Teamwork key to setting the South African 5000m record says Mokoka

STEPHEN Mokoka set a new national 5000m record at the South Africa Senior Athletics Championship in Stellenbosch Western Cape province on Saturday (18 April). The championship is the most important event for athletes aspiring to be selected on the South Africa team to the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Beijing China in August. Besides Mokoka [...]

Genzebe Dibaba is the first Ethiopian crowned Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Ethiopia’s World Indoor 3000m champion Genzebe Dibaba was crowned the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai China on Wednesday (15 April). Dibaba stood out for setting three new world indoor times in a fortnight during the 2014 indoor track season. Only American Jesse Owens and Jamaican Usain Bolt [...]

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 [...]