South African women in sport use their voices to celebrate Mother’s Day as they share special memories of how their mothers have played a vital role in their sporting careers.
Promising junior tennis star, Kaitlyn Ramuth, is rapidly making a name for herself both on the local and international front as she aims to proudly fly the South African flag high. She chats with Celine Abrahams about her greatest sporting dream and highlights of her career so far.
Dalima Chhibber is one of India’s most promising footballers. Her stupendous goal against Nepal in last year’s SAFF Final caught the attention of Internet fans, who couldn’t get enough of her striking power. Now based in Canada, the talent star speaks to Kass Naidoo about her dream of leading India to FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification.
Introducing our #FollowFriday feature on Nedbank Running Club’s Fikile Mbuthuma, who celebrates 15 years of marathon running this year. Mbuthuma, who won Comrades Marathon gold with an historic eighth-placed finish in 2016, has World Championship gold and a Comrades Top 5 finish on her bucket list.
Award winning sportscaster, Lindiwe Dube, is using her life story to inspire young girls growing up in disadvantaged areas. The 2019 Estee Lauder Style Star of the Year chats to Celine Abrahams about the importance of brand presentation in her quest to become one of the best!
Leading Pakistan women’s sport activist, Ebba Qureshi, calls for physical education to become compulsory for girls at school. The founder of FemGames talks to gsport Editor Kass Naidoo about how she and her husband, former Pakistan all-rounder, Azhar Mahmood, plan to impact 100 schools in five years.
Sports Scientist and WP Women’s Cricket Team Manager, Gabi-Lee Van Der Westhuizen chats to gsport Member, Selina Munsamy, about her journey in cricket and her aspirations to go global.
Star track and field athlete, Gabbi Cunningham, traded in her singing, acting and dancing interests to pursue a professional career in hurdles and sprints. The current US Indoor Track and Field 60-meter hurdles champion has her eyes set on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics as she tells gsport Editor, Kass Naidoo, about her training schedule under COVID-19 lockdown and her major highlights so far.
Canoeing South Africa President, Kim Pople, is passionate about people satisfaction and believes she will remain involved sport administration for as long as her leadership is required. She spoke to Celine Abrahams about her journey to becoming only the second woman President of Canoeing South Africa and how she plans to develop the sport.
Inspiring and well-respected football journalist, Melissa Reddy’s journey has seen her rise from an intern at Summit TV to a regular contributor at UK’s major broadcasters. She chats to Celine Abrahams about living her childhood dream, breaking barriers and confidently standing her ground in football spaces.
Women’s surfing pioneer, and former South African champion, Tasha Mentasti, is grateful to Sport and Recreation South Africa for providing financial assistance through their relief fund to ease the pressure on athletes during COVID-19 lockdown. She also chats to Celine Abrahams about how the pandemic is affecting the surfing community.
Inspiring French professional basketballer, Melissa Diawakana, shares her global sports success story with gsport’s Kass Naidoo as she recounts her journey from Kinshasa to Paris and how she achieved her teenage dream of playing Euro League basketball.