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SA athletes included in the African continental team

South African athletes have been included in the African continental team for the IAAF Ostrava 2018.

The Continental exhibition takes place in Ostrava, Czech Republic 08 and 09 September 2018.

20 South African athletes have been selected.

SA Athletes taking part:

Caster Semenya, Rikennette Steenkamp, Zinzi Chambangu, Ischke Senekal, Jo-ané van Dyk, Akani Simbine, Titi Ncincilili, Phora Thapelo, Antonio Paul Alkana, Cornel Fredericks, Simon Magagwe, Henrico Beuntries, Emile Erasmus, Ruswahl Dean Sammai, Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, Christopher Moleya, Hendrik van Wyk, Victor Hogan, Tshpaug Makhethe and Phil-mar janse van Rensburg

European Championship 2018 – Results

Women’s 10000M Final Results.

1. Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (ISR) 31.43.29s

2. Susan Krumins 🇳🇱31.52.55s

3.Bahta Meraf 🇸🇪 32.19.34s

Men’s Javelin Throw Results.

1. Thomas Rohler 🇩🇪 89.47m

2. Andreas Hofmann 🇩🇪 87.60m

3.Kirt Magnus 85.96m 🇪🇪

Women’s High Jump Final Results.

1. Mariya Lasitskene 2.00m

2. Mirela Demirera 🇧🇬 2.00m =PB

3. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch 🇩🇪 1.96m

Women’s Triple Jump Final Results.

1. Paraskevi Papahristou 🇬🇷14.60m

2. Kristin Gierisch 🇩🇪 14.45m

3. Ana Peleteiro 🇪🇸 14.44m

Women’s Javelin Throw Results.

1. Christin Hussong 🇩🇪 67.90m CR

2.Nikola Ogrodnikova 🇨🇿61.85m

3. Liveta Jasiunaite 🇱🇹 61.59m.

Women’s 400M Hurdles Final Results

1. Lea Sprunger 🇨🇭54.33s

2. Anna Ryzhykova 🇺🇦 54.51s

3. Meghan Beesley 🇬🇧 55.31s

Men’s 400m Final Results.

1. Matt Husdon Smith 🇬🇧 44.78s

2. Kevin Borlee 🇧🇪 45.13s

3. Jonathan Borlee 🇧🇪 45.19s

Women’s 800m Final Results

1.Nataliya Pryshchepa 🇺🇦 2.00.38s

2.Renelle Lamote 🇫🇷 2.00.62s

3.Olha Lyakhova 🇺🇦 2.00.79s

Men 110M Hurdles Final Results

1. Pascal Martinot 🇫🇷 13.17s

2. Sergey Shubenkov 13.17s

3. Orlando Ortega 🇪🇸 13.34s

Men’s 400m Hurdles Final Results.

1. Karsten Warholm 🇳🇴 47.64s

2.Yasmani Copello 🇹🇷47.81s NR

3. Thomas Barr 🇮🇪 48.31s

Women’s 100m Hurdles Final Results.

1.Elvira Hermen 🇧🇾 12.67s (-0.5)

2. Pamela Dutkiewicz 🇩🇪 12.72s

3. Cindy Roleder 🇩🇪 12.77s

Men’s 200m Final Results.

1 Ramil Guliyev 🇹🇷19.76s CR (+0.7)

2. Nethaneel Mitchel Blake 🇬🇧 20.04s

3. Alex Wilson 🇨🇭20.04s

Men 100M Final Results.

1. Zharnel Hughes 🇬🇧 9.95s (0.0)

2 Reece Prescod 🇬🇧 9.96s

3. Ail Jack Harvey 🇹🇷 10.01s

Women 100M Final Results.

1. Dina Asher Smith 🇬🇧10.85s =WL (0.0)

2.Gina Luckenkemper 🇩🇪 10.98s

3. Dafne Schippers 🇱🇺10.99s

#ICYMI – Weekend In One: Sports Round Up

Every Monday we bring some of the sports highlights from the past week.


• Caster Semenya broke Maria Mutola’s long standing record in the 800m race in Asaba clocking 1:56.06

• Antonio Alkana won the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.51sec.


• Netherlands beat Ireland 6 – 0 in the Women’s World Cup Hockey final on Sunday


• Crusaders beat the Golden Lions 37 – 18 in the Super Rugby final on Saturday


• Proteas clinched the 5 match Series following their 78 run win over Sri Lanka in the third One Day International on Sunday.

• England beat India by 31 runs in the first Test.


Amazulu 1 – 0 Baroka, Maritzburg United 0 – 2 Golden Arrows, Bloem Celtic 2 – 0 Chippa United, Orlando Pirates 1 – 1 Highlands Park, Cape Town City 2 – 0 Supersport United, Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 1 Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits 3 – 0 Free State Stars

• Manchester City beat Chelsea 2 – 0 in the Community Shield Cup on Sunday.

DAY 3: #Asaba2018 – African Championship Athletics

Women’s 1500m final

1st – Winnie Chebet (KEN) 4:14.02
2nd – Rababe AARFI (MAR) 4:14.12
3rd – Akkoui Malika (MAR) 4:14.17

Women’s Long Jump final

1st – Brume Ese (NGR) 6.83
2nd – Marthe Koala (BUR) 6.54
3rd – Lynique Beneke (RSA) 6.38

Men’s 4 x 100m Relay final

1st – South Africa 38.25

2nd – Nigeria 38.74

3rd – Cote d’Ivoire 38.92

Women’s 400 x 100m Relay final

1st – Nigeria 43.77

2nd – Cote d’Ivoire 44.40

3rd – Kenya 45.58

Women’s 400m final

1st – Caster Semanya (RSA) 49.96
2nd – Christine Botlogetwe (BOT) 51.19
3rd – Ajayi Yinka (NGR) 51.34

#Asaba2018 – African Championship Athletics

Many athletes and media houses gathered at the games are experiencing difficulties finding accommodation and accreditation.

The African Championship has been surrounded by controversy but LOC Chairman of Asaba 2018 Chief Solomon Ogba is not pointing fingers.

“I apologise for the shortcomings that have been experienced at this championship. We are not trying to put blame on anybody and we accept all the shortcomings.” – said Ogba


Men’s Long Jump final

1. Ruswahl Samaai (RSA) 8.45 Gold – Championship record

2. Luvo Manyonga (RSA) 8.43 Silver
3. Yahya Berabah (MAR) 8.14

#Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics

Women’s 5000m:

1. Hellen Obiri – 15:47.18

2. Senbere Teferi Sorawho -15:54.48

3. Meskerem Mamo Hayile15:57.38

#Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics

Women’s 100m Final:
1. Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast (11.15)
2. Janet Amponsah of Ghana (11.54)
3. Joy Udo Gabriel -Nigeria (11.58) #ASABA2018 #GriSportsAthletics

Women’s Hammer Throw Final:

1. Soukaina Zakour of Mauratious (68.38m),
2. Temilola Ogunrinde (67.39m)
3rd. Jennifer Bawsikita of Congo (66.43m)
#Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics

Women’s 100m Hurdles Final:

1.Tobi Amusan of Nigeria (12.86s) 2. Rikennete Steenkamp (13.18s)
3. Rosvitha Okou of Ivory Coast (13.39s)
#Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics

1.Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (21.08m)
2. Mohamed Khalifa (19.33m)
3. South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut was 3rd in 19.05m.
#Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics

Mens 100m:

Akani Simbine came first in the men’s 100m title with a time of 10.25s (-2.1). first ever African title #Asaba2018 #GriSportsAthletics 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

Athletics World Cup: Team SA

We would like to congratulate all South African Athletes who participated in the Athletics World Cup in London.

• Luvo Manyonga won the Long Jump with a leap of 8.51m – Gold

• Rikenette Steenkamp won the hurdles 100m with a time of 12.88sec

• Sunette Viljoen won the Javelin event 61.69m

Team South Africa 🇿🇦 finished seventh overall.

Team South Africa

Semenya to challenge the IAAF discriminatory rule

Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Caster Semenya files legal challenge to the newly introduced law by IAAF that seeks to reduce testosterone on female athletes.

The rule will come into effect only in November and only applies to middle distances athletes, 400m, 800m, 1200m and 1500m.

Semenya filed her court papers today at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. In her court papers she stated that, regulations are discriminatory, irrational, unjustifiable, and in violation of the IAAF Constitution, the Olympic Charter and the laws of Monaco. The laws of jurisdictions in which international competitions are held, and of universally recognised human rights.”

#GC2018 Semenya breaks longest standing national record

Gold Coast 2018 – Caster Semenya broke the 34 year national standing record in the Womens 1500m race.

The record was set back in 1984 by Zola Budd in Port Elizabeth, for 34 years no one has come close to changing this, until the 800m Olympic and three time World Champion Caster Semenya entered the fray.

Semenya ran a time of 4:00.71, a second faster than Zola Budd. She is the first black South African female track athlete to win gold at the Commonwealth Games.

#GC2018 – Can South Africa get another Gold today? Catch Caster Semenya 1500m race

Today at the Commonwealth Games:

Currently: Netball SA are playing Fiji (LIVE)

11:45am – CAT : Brad Tandy – 50m freestyle final

11:45am – CAT : Antonio Alkana – 110m hurdles final

14:05pm – CAT : Caster Semenya 1500m final

#GC2018 : South African Medals tally

Gold and silver for Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruinties in the 100m final respectively.

Team South Africa kicked off the day in eighth place with 9 medals. They’re now in fifth spot with 18 medals.

8 Gold

5 Silver

5 Bronze

XXI Commonwealth Games Day 1 schedule

We bring you Day 1 complete guide of the Commonwealth Games, starting today.

Here is the complete 2018 Commonwealth Games schedule for the Gold Coast event. Over the course of 11 days in April 2018, 275 events will be held across 18 sports.

The Games get underway on Wednesday, April 4, with the Opening Ceremony, before the competition begins early the next morning. Competition will continue until the afternoon of Sunday, April 15, 2018, with the Closing Ceremony that evening.

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are the biggest in history, with the event boasting the largest numbers of medals and sessions ever seen in the games. The event schedule also incorporates para-sport events.

This is The Roar’s full guide to every event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, with a day-by-day guide of everything that will happen over the 11 days of competition on the Gold Coast.

All times in this guide are listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will be held during the evening of Wednesday, April 4. The ceremony will commence at 6pm (AEST) and be held at the main Athletics Stadium for the Games – Carrara Stadium.

Day 1

Thursday April 5 : Event details

Badminton – 9am – 12:30pmMen’s and Women’s team Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre Arena

Gymnastics – Artistic 9am – 3pmMen’s team final and individual qualifcation Coomera Indoor Sports Centre Lawn

Bowls 9am – 2:15pm Men’s triples Broadbeach Bowls Club Women’s singles

Hockey 9:30am – 1pmWomen’s preliminary (2 matches) Gold Coast Hockey CentreTable Tennis 9:30am – 2:30pm Men’s and Women’s team group stage Oxenford Studios –

Table Tennis CourtsTriathlon9:30am – 2pmMen’s and Women’s final Southport Broadwater

Parklands Weightlifting 9:30am – 12pmMen’s 56kg finalCarrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 1

Swimming10:30am – 1:30pmMen’s 100m Backstroke heatsGold Coast Aquatic CentreMen’s 200m Breaststroke heats

Men’s 50m Butterfly heatsMen’s 400m Freestyle heatsWomen’s 50m Breaststroke heatsWomen’s S7 50m Butterfly heats (para-sports event)Women’s 100m Butterfly heatsWomen’s 200m Freestyle heatsWomen’s 400m Individual Medley heatsWomen’s 4×100 Freestyle relay heatsBoxing12pm – 4pmMen’s and Women’s preliminariesOxenford Studios –

Boxing ArenaSquash12:30pm – 4:30pmMen’s and Women’s singlesOxenford Studios – Squash Courts

Netball 1pm – 4:30pmPreliminaries (2 matches)Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition CentreBadminton2pm – 5:30pmMen’s and Women’s teamCarrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 2Weightlifting2pm – 4:30pmWomen’s 48kg finalCarrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 1Cycling –

Track2:30pm – 5pmMen’s 4000m Team Pursuit heatsAnna Meares VelodromeMen’s Team Sprint heatsWomen’s B&VI Sprint heats, semi-final (para-sport event)Women’s 4000m Team Pursuit heats

Hockey2:30pm – 6pmWomen’s preliminary (2 matches)Gold Coast Hockey CentreLawn Bowls4pm – 9:15pmMen’s pairsBroadbeach Bowls ClubOpen B6/B7/B8 pairs (para-sport event)Women’s foursMixed B2/B3 pairs (para-sport event)Table Tennis4pm – 9pmMen’s and Women’s team group stageOxenford Studios – Table Tennis CourtsGymnastics – Artistic5pm –

8:15pmMen’s Team final and individual qualifcation Coomera Indoor Sports CentreBasketball 5:30pm – 10pmMen’s preliminaries (2 games)Townsville Entertainment and Convention CentreSquash6pm –

9:30pmMen’s and Women’s singlesOxenford Studios – Squash CourtsBasketball6:30pm – 11pmWomen’s preliminaries (2 games)Cairns Convention CentreBoxing

6:30pm – 10:30pmMen’s and Women’s preliminariesOxenford Studios –

Boxing ArenaNetball 6:30pm – 10pmPreliminaries (2 matches)Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition CentreWeightlifting

6:30pm – 9pmMen’s 62kg finalCarrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 1Badminton7pm – 10:30pmMen’s and Women’s teamCarrara Sports and Leisure Centre – Arena 2

Cycling – Track7pm – 10pmWomen’s Team Sprint heatsAnna Meares VelodromeMen’s B&VI 1000m Time Trial final (para-sport event)Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit finalMen’s Team Sprint finalWomen’s B&VI Sprint final (para-sport event)Women’s 4000m Team Pursuit finalWomen’s Team Sprint finalHockey

7:30pm – 11pmMen’s preliminary (2 matches)Gold Coast Hockey CentreSwimming

7:30pm – 10:30pmMen’s 100m Backstroke semi-finalGold Coast Aquatic CentreMen’s 50m Butterfly semi-finalWomen’s 50m Butterfly semi-finalWomen’s 100m Butterfly semi-finalMen’s 200m Breaststroke finalMen’s S14 200m Freestyle final (para-sport event)Men’s 400m Freestyle finalWomen’s S7 50m Butterfly final (para-sport event)Women’s 200m Freestyle finalWomen’s 400m Individual Medley finalWomen’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay final

Tuks win Varsity Athletics title by split seconds as Palframan reigns supreme once again

Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 23: Tukies crowned as winners up during the Varsity Athletics meeting on March 23, 2018 at LC de Villiers Sport centre Tuks in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)

Maties’ Justine Palframan continued her good vein of form at the final Varsity Athletics meeting at Tuks in Pretoria on 23 March, convincingly taking the win in the women’s 200m. However, pre-race favourites Rantso Mokopane (men 1500m) and Thembo Monareng had to settle for second.

Palframan has been in scintillating form this March, after nine of the eleven races she competed in during the month. Only at the first Athletix Grand Prix in Roodepoort on 1 March and in the 400m semi-finals of the national championships did she finish third and second respectively.

 “That felt surprisingly easy,” said Palframan after her 200m win at the Varsity Athletics final. Palframan had jumped on a plane this morning from Cape Town to be on the start line at the Varsity Athletics final after having won the women’s 400m at the Athletix Grand Prix in Paarl the night before.

“My legs aren’t tired at all tonight. I just felt good,” said the 24-year-old with a big smile on her face. “Now it is USSAs (SA Student Championships) at the end of April and then I rest for a bit and wait and see what events I can race in Europe later in the year. If I don’t get to race in Europe this season, that’s also ok. I then get a nice long winter training program.”

Palframan won by over a second, clocking 23.23sec in cool conditions, ahead of UWC’s Robyn Haupt, with Lente Pieterse of NWU rounding out the top three.

Kyle Green of UWC, Long Jump At Tuks Athletics, Friday 2 March 2018

Winner of the 1500m at the first leg of the Varsity athletics meeting at Tuks on 2 March, Rantso Mokopane was unable to repeat that performance tonight as he was outgunned by UWC’s Ashley Smith who crossed the line in 3:50.97 in a tactical race. Mokopane, who went into the lead with 250m to go, was not able to hold off the fast finishing Smith and had to settle for second in 3:57.37.

“My legs were dead,” said Mokopane after race. “I felt that mile from yesterday.” Mokopane had won the men’s mile at the Athletix Grand Prix in Paarl the previous evening, becoming the first South African to break four minutes for the mile in 2018.

 After running a personal best in the 100m of 10.23sec at the national championships on 15 March, and having won the 100m at the first Varsity Athletics Meeting on 2 March, Thembo Monareng was expected to win the 100m final on 23 March. The Tuks athlete though was outgunned by NWU’s Chederick van Wyk in a surprise result.  A mere 1/100th of a second separated the two as van Wyk clocked 10.31sec to the 10.32sec of Monareng.

For van Wyk the result was a huge achievement as he not only broke his personal best, but he also won maximum points for his University in a race he was not expecting to win.

Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 23: EWAN PIETERS OF UCT during the Varsity Athletics meeting on March 23, 2018 at LC de Villiers Sport centre Tuks in Pretoria, South Africa.
(Photo by Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)

“I am shocked; I did not expect to win tonight. I had a good start, usually my point, but my drive phase was very poor so I had to work very hard in the last 60m. I was able to stay relaxed where Thembo (Monareng) tensed up in the final meters and I was able to win the race.” Earlier on van Wyk had destroyed the men’s field in the 200m with a time of 20.60sec ahead of Tuks’ Malisela Senona (20.82sec) and Kovsies’ Hendrick Maartens (21.01sec).

No surprises then that Justine Palframan was awarded the Victrix Lodorum and van Wyk won the Victor Lodorum Trophy. Their individual efforts, though, were not good enough to prevent the home team, Tuks from retaining the overall title with 31 152 points to the 31 123 points of the NWU – a victory by just 29 points for Tuks, whose women’s relay team probably won it for them in the final event of the meeting, beating NWU by more than a second with their 46.17.

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Deloitte Challenge

By Elan Hugo

Visit: www.liv-village.com

The Deloitte Challenge is a highlight on the annual calendar of LIV Village. Not only is LIV the beneficiary of this amazing event but it gives the LIV children and mothers an opportunity to participate in a race, train with purpose and build confidence and stamina.

The Deloitte Challenge consists of 5 different races namely a road cycle race, marathon, half-marathon, 10km race and a 5km fun run. The event is growing at a rapid speed with a few thousand participants added to the entries every year.

This year the village have represented beautifully with 59 kids and moms participating in the 5km fun run. Nine kids and moms ran the 10km race of which one of our older boys finished 20th out of 917 runners with an outstanding time of 38mins30.

Two of the older LIV boys finished the half marathon. One finished first in his age group,20th out of 2636 runners with the excellent time of 1h17mins21 and the other (of which this was his first 21km) finished 3rd in his age group and 138th out of 2636 runners with the time of 1h37mins34.

The LIV runners are going from strength to strength. Under the watchful eye of Miss Lindi Meyer, the mentor for LIV2Run (LIV Village’s running club), these children are excelling and becoming athletes in their own right. Exciting things are in the pipeline for LIV2Run. If you would like to find out more or get involved, please contact Lindi at run@liv-village.com.