During the month of June, South African women in sport broke new ground across the globe, leading to an outstanding seventh monthly newsmakers intake ahead of our fifth #GAL2023 event in December, powered by the Momentum gsport Newsroom in partnership with Telkom.
On the continent, the African Beach Games saw Team South Africa bag medals in various sporting categories, including the 5km Open Water Swim where Amica de Jager grabbed gold.
As we count down the days until the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the official Banyana Banyana squad was unveiled for the prestigious tournament.
Another headlining achievement was ultra-marathon runner Gerda Steyn breaking Frith van der Merwe’s Comrades Marathon down-run record.
There were also outstanding performances from the most celebrated athlete on the Momentum gsport Awards stage, Kgothatso Montjane, who won her first Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros in the women’s doubles category.
Scroll down to click through to the updates featuring the full list of Newsmakers below!
The gsport Annual List (#GAL) was launched in 2019 to show how far women’s sport has come. It is South Africa’s only Newsmakers event that is dedicated to women’s sport.
Seventh Monthly Newsmakers Intake for #GAL2023
Amica de Jager – 5km Open Water Swim Gold at African Beach Games
Banyana Banyana – Final 23-Member FIFA Women’s World Cup Squad Unveiled
Christa Janse van Rensburg – New Appointment as Chair of the World Netball Medical Advisory Panel
Gerda Steyn – Breaks Frith van der Merwe’s Down-Run Record at Comrades Marathon
Michaela Whitebooi – Team South Africa Flagbearer at World University Games
Lauren Agenbag – First-Ever Woman Promoted to CSA Elite Umpires Panel
Limpopo Baobabs – Historic TNL Division Two Title Win
Kgothatso Montjane – Roland Garros and French Riviera Open Doubles Open Champion
Saskia Hockly – Wins Renowned King of the Bay Surfski
Tazmin Brits – Represents South East Stars at Rachel Heyhoe-Flint Trophy Tournament