Olympic Games

Tatenda Gondo Passionate About Telling Untold Stories

Tatenda Gondo Passionate About Telling Untold Stories

Zimbabwean freelance sportswriter, Tatenda Gondo, wants to turn her Sports Rifle 7/24 blog into a powerful platform, telling the stories of athletes who do not get the recognition from mainstream media. She also tells Celine Abrahams about her desire to see women take up space in leadership roles.

Mathatho Manaka Wants to Deliver Change in Africa

Mathatho Manaka Wants to Deliver Change in Africa

International Olympic Committee Young Leader, Mathatho Manaka’s role to promote social development through sport in the country and communities has enabled her to touch the lives of many young athletes. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her passion for sport, pursuing her Master’s Degree and greatest ambition.

Justine Palframan on the Comeback

Justine Palframan on the Comeback

South African Olympian, Justine Palframan is hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo after recently celebrating 12 years for running for South Africa. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her Rio Olympic experience, breaking youth records and recovering from mental health issues.

Shannon Gardiner Targets Successful Comeback

Shannon Gardiner Targets Successful Comeback

Youth Olympic Rhythmic Gymnast, Shannon Gardiner, is targeting a successful comeback after suffering a knee injury, which hampered her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her journey, studying Law and plans to grow gymnastics in South Africa.

Alyssa Conley Eyeing Return to the Athletics Track

Alyssa Conley Eyeing Return to the Athletics Track

South African Olympian, Alyssa Conley, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to the athletics track to feature at the 2022 Commonwealth Games after trading her 21-year athletics career for Sevens Rugby. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her sports journey and her biggest learning.

Ursula Grobler Chooses South Africa

Ursula Grobler Chooses South Africa

Former South African Olympic rower, Ursula Grobler, lives and breathes rowing. In this insightful interview with Celine Abrahams, she recounts her highs and lows. She also shares news of her journey as a marketing volunteer for the 2023 World Rowing Masters Regatta, coming to Africa for the first time, and bearing a logo she designed herself.

Nyahora Eyes Olympics Qualification

Nyahora Eyes Olympics Qualification

Zimbabwean marathon runner, Rutendo Nyahora, plans to continue her preparations to qualify for the Olympic Games as she aims to represent her country at the global showpiece for the second time in her career. She also chats to Celine Abrahams about her journey and shares advice to aspiring sportswomen.

Lee-Ann Persse Champions Athlete Mental Health

Lee-Ann Persse Champions Athlete Mental Health

Retired South African Olympic rower, Lee-Ann Persse, is using her personal struggles with mental health to help other athletes experiencing similar situations through The Girls Only Project podcast. She also chats to Celine Abrahams about competing at two Olympic Games and the impact of losing her father.

Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

On the eve of Freedom Day, we chat to South African running legend and 2008 gsport Hall of Fame inductee, Elana Meyer, about her decorated career, which saw her break a host of local and international records. She also tells Celine Abrahams about sport before and after SA’s readmission to the international stage.

Penny Heyns Readying Athletes for Global Success

Penny Heyns Readying Athletes for Global Success

1996 Double Olympic Champion and 2006 gsport Hall of Fame winner, Penny Heyns, is using her global experience to give up and coming athletes insights into the journey and what it takes to get to the top, as she chats to Celine Abrahams about her online training programme.