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GOLD COAST, Australia, April 10 (ANA) - Botswana’s Isaac Makwala won gold in the men’s 400m in 44.35 seconds at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Tuesday. Baboloki Thebe, 21, made it a Botswana double podium finish with second place in 45.09, with Jamaica’s Javon Francis taking bronze in a season’s best of 45.11. The eighth-fastest man in...
JOHANNESBURG, February 18 (ANA) – The fightnews.com boxing website reports that South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg was most unfortunate to lose on a 6th round TKO against Vincent Feigenbutz from Germany in a challenge for the IBF Intercontinental super-middleweight title in Ludwigsburg, Germany on Saturday night. Liebenberg, 34, dominated from the opening bell while the 22-year-old Feigenbutz was never in the...
JOHANNESBURG, February 2 – The fastest man in Africa, Akani Simbine will start his 2018 season on March 8 at the second of three Athletix Grand Prix Meetings at the Bestmed Tuks Stadium in Pretoria. Simbine firmly secured the title of ‘fastest man in Africa’ in 2016 when he clocked 9.89 seconds in the 100m in Hungary.  Fast times, however,...
PRETORIA, March 8 - South Africa’s Caster Semenya added another achievement to her ever-growing list of accolades with a new SA record in the women’s 1000m in a time of two minutes 35.43 seconds, at the Athletix Grand Prix Series, in Pretoria, on Thursday. Though pacemaker Wenda Nel, whose regular event is the 400m hurdles, went out too fast -...
(Reuters) - Conor McGregor sipped whiskey and boasted he would need just one round to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov and reclaim the UFC lightweight title during a typically wild news conference to promote his return to the Octagon on Thursday. McGregor repeatedly referenced the infamous April incident when he threw a metal dolly through the window of a bus carrying Nurmagomedov...
JOHANNESBURG– South African has lost a boxing legend with news of the death of former champion and trainer Willie Toweel. Leading boxing writer Ron Jackson reported on supersport.com that Toweel, 83, passed away on Christmas evening. Toweel, who was born in 1934, won the bronze medal in the flyweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki and was one of...
The Legend of the Undertaker
March 24, 1965, Huston Texas- a dead child was born. Everyone thought that there is no life for that holy kid. But just then, he woke up like he does always. He later rose from Death Valley and became the phenom he was destined to be, ie. the phenom: The Undertaker(Mark Calaway). Undertaker’s debut on WWE was in 1984. Athletes...
OSLO, Norway, June 7 - Caster Semenya produced another powerful performance this season as she claimed the women's 800m title in a time of one minute 57.25 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday.   Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba was second in 1:58.57 and Ethiopia's Habitam Alemu claimed third in 1:58.58. Kenya's Nelly Jepkosgei was fourth in 1.58.96.   Semenya...
HARARE - Zimbabwe's new minister of sport Kirssportsventry believes the country needs to be more "strategic" in the development of Olympic athletes as she seeks to unlock the potential of the African nation on the global stage. Former Olympic swimming champion Coventry, who will turn 35 on Sunday, was sworn in to her portfolio by president Emmerson Mnangagwa earlier this...
PARIS, France, February 10 – Carina Horn (TuksAthletics) set a new South African Indoor record on Friday night when she finished second in the 60 metres, running 7.10s at the Val d'Oise Meeting Eaubonne, France.    Her time was 0.05sec faster than the previous record set by Wendy Hartmann in 1999 in Maebashi, Japan. She is also a South African record-holder...


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