The month of July concludes on a high as South Africa’s swim sensation, Tatjana Schoenmaker, shattered a World Record at the Olympic Games, to add to a fierce #GAL2021 Newsmakers list, powered by the Momentum gsport Newsroom.
All eyes have been fixated on Mzansi’s athletes performing in Tokyo and our women in sport have not disappointed, producing all of the country’s medals to date.
Schoenmaker leads the medal tally with a 100m and 200m breaststroke silver and gold, respectively, as well as an Olympic and World Record under her belt.
Surfer, Bianca Buitendag, pulled off an incredible feat as she represented Surfing South Africa at their debut Olympics earning silver for her efforts.
Momentum Proteas national team cricketers, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnim Ismail and Suné Luus, added to the South African contingent for the inaugural The Hundred tournament which has become a widely watched affair across the globe.
Back home, the gsport initiative has been largely boosted with extensive partnerships and a highlight three-year deal which sees Momentum remain as headline sponsors of the gsport Awards and partners of the gsport Newsroom.
Scroll down to click through to the interviews featuring the gsport July 2021 full list of Newsmakers below!
Amanda Dlamini Earns new role as Corporate Manager of SAFA
Ashleigh Murray Joins 2021 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Panel
Bianca Buitendag Wins silver in the Olympic women’s surfing event
Border Ladies Win 2021 SA Women’s Premier Division title
Brand South Africa Para Sport Star Award Partner at the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards
Charlotte Scholtz Joins World Netball as Technical Delegate for the 2023 World Cup
Christa Janse van Rensburg Releases athletes’ health management consensus statement
Genevieve Lentz First African female table tennis referee at the Olympic Games
Janine van Wyk Rejoins Glasgow City FC for the 2021/22 season
Kayla Richards Physiotherapist joins Team SA Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games medical team
Kaylene Corbett Makes SA swimming history with Tatjana Schoenmaker at Tokyo 2020
Kgothatso Montjane – First black SA woman to compete in a singles and doubles final at Wimbledon
Kholosa Biyana Earns second year contract renewal with Real Sporting in Spain
Laura Wolvaardt Joins Northern Superchargers for The Hundred tournament in England
Lefébre Rademan Receives Members Player of the Season Award for London Pulse
Marlene Coetzee-George Joins Laureus Sport South Africa as Chief Executive Officer
Mastercard Golden Lions Win the 2021 SA Rugby Women’s First Division title
Momentum Renews headline sponsorship of the gsport Awards for three years
Noko Matlou SA football legend Extends contract with Spanish club SD Eibar Femenino
Precious Mthembu Wins KZN Super League title for 5th consecutive year as player and coach
Prudence Sekgodiso Sets new PB at 800m race at KBC Nacht van de Atletiek Meeting in Belgium
Romy Titus Joins SA national men’s football team Bafana Bafana as COSAFA Cup Media Liaison
Sasol Partners the Momentum gsport Awards to amplify the Global Woman in Sport Award
Shabnim Ismail Signs with Oval Invincibles for the inaugural The Hundred tournament in England
Suné Luus Signed up for Welsh Fire at the inaugural The Hundred tournament in England
SuperSport Partners gsport to premiere the Momentum gsport Awards for three years
Tatjana Schoenmaker Tokyo 2020 100m Breaststroke Silver and 200m Gold in new WR
Telkom Official Partner to the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards and sponsor of the gsport Newsroom
Thembi Kgatlana Signs two-year deal with Atletico Madrid in Spain and launches her book