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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 -...
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– 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...
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...
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...
BRISBANE, April 13 – South Africa’s Caster Semenya claimed her second gold medal of the games with a victory in the women’s 800m in a time of one minute 56.68 seconds at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Friday. Semenya won the title in a new games record, with Kenya’s Margaret Wambui second in 1:58.07 with Jamaica’s Natoya Goule third...
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,...
(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...
GOLD COAST, Australia, April 10 - South Africa’s Caster Semenya won gold in the women’s 1500m in a personal best time and games record of four minutes 0.71 seconds (4:00.71) at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Tuesday. It was also a new South African record, breaking the 4:01.81 mark set by Zola Budd back in 1984. Kenya’s...
GOLD COAST, Australia, April 9 - Akani Simbine upstaged favourite Yohan Blake to win the 100 metres gold medal for South Africa at the Commonwealth Games on Monday, ending Jamaica's reign over the sprint. With a heaving crowd at Carrara Stadium roaring, Rio Olympic finalist Simbine blazed away after Blake botched his start, and crossed the line in 10.03 seconds,...

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