Here are gsport’s October 2023 Newsmakers!

October was another big month for women’s sport. With the Olympics around the corner many sportswomen worked hard to ensure they are part of the games. Gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz had a successful run at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and also booked her ticket to Paris. 

The Springbok Women’s Sevens team will be joining Rooskrantz in Paris after they beat Kenya to claim the Rugby Africa Women’s Seven title. 

Meanwhile, the Proteas Women secured a series draw over New Zealand in their recent T20 series. South Africa displayed some good bowling which saw them level the series.

Vicky van der Merwe is now the best triathlete in Africa after her triumph at the African Triathlon Championship, let’s take a look at just who topped the Newsmakers List for October 2023:


Caitlin Rooskrantz Artistic Gymnast her Books Ticket to 2024 Paris Olympics

Caitlin Rooskrantz has secured her ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics. Rooskrantz also led her team to a remarkable 19th place finish at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium

Caitlyn Macnab Top SA Golfer Breaks into Official World Amateur Golf Top 20

Caitlyn Macnab has climbed to a career-high 18th in the official World Amateur Golf Ranking in September, following her second individual collegiate win, and her first victory with the Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team.

Courtney Westley Secures Single Sculls Rowing Olympic Qualification for Paris 2024

Top rower Courtney Westley has qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the Women’s Single Sculls (W1X) at the African continental qualifications, at the 2023 World Rowing African Olympic and Paralympic Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia, from 23-26 October, 2023.

Danisha Patel Claims Record Seventh SA Singles Table Tennis Title in Cape Town

A dominating display of grit, perseverance and passion saw seasoned table tennis player Danisha Patel claim her 7th SA Women’s Singles Title at the Table Tennis SA Open Champs that concluded on Saturday 7 October 2023, in Cape Town

Proteas Women Top Bowling Effort Seals the T20 Series Draw v New Zealand

In a sensational comeback, the Proteas bowling unit brought the house down to beat the White Ferns by 11-runs in the final T20 match, and level the series which ended shared at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday

Johannesburg Defends Spar National Netball Title at Rustenburg

Johannesburg has won the 2023 Spar National Netball Championships with a pulsating 46-40 victory over Mangaung to retain the title they won in Potchefstroom last year, at Hoërskool Rustenburg in the North West on Saturday, 7 October, 2023.

Samantha Reilly Wins 46-Kilometre Cape Town Trail Marathon

Cape Town local Samantha Reilly won Saturday’s 46-kilometre Cape Town Trail Marathon in a remarkable display of athletic endurance, Lijan Burger takes gold in the 22km Trial Marathon, and Irvette van Zyl was thrilled with her 10km win 

SA Women’s Artistic Gymnasts Grab Silver at Rushmoor Rose Bowl International

Team South Africa have reason to smile after scooping silver medals after competing against the world’s best in the National Teams section of the Rushmoor Rose Bowl International in England from 21-22 October #GoGirls #gsport International

Springbok Women’s Sevens Beat Kenya to Qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic Dream

The Springbok Women Sevens team have won the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens crown after beating Kenya by 12-7 in a tightly contested final, after beating Zambia 31-0 earlier on the day to contest the final in Tunisia on Sunday 

Vicky van der Merwe Becomes the Continent’s Top Triathlete at African Champs

South Africa’s Vicky van der Merwe claimed the Elite women’s title to lead a South African podium sweep also including Amber Schlebusch Shanae Williams at the African Triathlon Championship at Hurghada in Egypt from 13-15 October

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