Second Win for Powerlifting Champ
Hard work has once again paid off for Powerlifting Gold Medalist Christine Mhlongo of Daveyton, who won her second Mayarol Achievers Award this weekend.
One of South Africa’s top publishers of women’s sport, The Sowetan website
that the 21-year old Mhlongo successfully defended her Sport Person of the Year’s (People with Disabilities) title, at the colourful function held at Emperors’ Palace in Kempton Park.
In awarding a second honour to Mhlongo, the judges considered her gold medals in both the National Championships for able-bodied sportswomen, and the National Championship for Physically Disabled, in Korea during 2006.
“The award is a great boost ahead of the National Powerlifting Championships set for Greece next month,’’ said an excited Mhlongo, one of several recipients honoured by Ekurhuleni executive mayor Duma Nkosi.
Ediya Thage, for the outstanding Sports Official Award, and Mpho Madi, for the Sports Woman of the Year award, were among several achievers recognised for their dedication and commitment in different categories of sports, arts, culture and heritage.