Olympic Games

Penny Heyns Shares Olympic Tips

As July marks the final month of preparation for so many prior to the Olympic Games I thought it wise to highlight some truths that I found very helpful during my three Olympic experiences.

Bridgette and Michele Team Up in K2

Following last weekend’s showdown in Szeged that settled the tussle between ace national sprint canoeists Jen Hodson and Bridgitte Hartley for the solitary women’s 500m K1 berth at the Beijing Olympics, Hartley will team up in a K2 with Michele Eray at this weekend’s World Cup in Germany.

Hodson vs Hartley for Olympic Team

South Africa’s sprint canoeing challenge at the Beijing Olympic Games in August will be shaped this weekend in the charged atmosphere of the canoeing mecca of Szeged in Hungary, where the season’s first World Cup regatta is serving as the final selection event.

Portia Takes Podium in African Champs

Portia Vries joins SA’s best in lifting towards the Olympic Games. Portia Vries of Western Province scored a bronze medal on the first day of the African Weightlifting Championships in the Strand, when she totalled 153kg for third place, competing in the 48kg division, also winning bronze with a fine effort of 90kg in the […]

Tour Win earns Cherise Italian Entry

18-year old 2008 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour elite women’s champion Cherise Taylor expresses just what her victory means to her as she crosses the finish line on Sunday, 9 March, 2008. Picture courtesy the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour Media Office Beating some of SA’s best female cyclists to win […]

Mari on Her Tunisian Gold

Mari Rabie on her way to Olympic Games qualification, and a gold medal in the 2008 Yasmine Hammamet ATU Triathlon African Championships, in Tunisia on Saturday. Picture courtesy the ITU. South Africa’s Mari Rabie won the 2008 Yasmine Hammamet ATU Triathlon African Championships in Tunisia on Saturday, and talks about her excitement at the sport’s […]

Hockey Girls Confirmed for Beijing

SA captain Marsha Marescia holds up the SPAR Cup Tri-nations hockey tournament trophy at the Randburg Hockey Stadium on Saturday. Picture: Reg Caldecott South African Hockey Association (SAHA) president Dave Carr says that his meeting with SASCOC on Friday was extremely fruitful. "I can confirm that we will be going to the Olympics," stated the […]

March 2008 gSTAR: Anriette Schoeman

  Anriette Schoeman is one of South Africa’s most accomplished cyclist, having won almost every major title on offer. She is a  top contender for the upcoming Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.   gsport’s March Cover Girl Anriette Schoeman has seen women’s cycling grow from strength to strength over the past decade. Despite […]

Tests Continue in SPAR Cup

SPAR South Africa captain Marsha Marescia on the attack during the three test series against Canada in Pretoria, completed on Sunday, which SA won 2-1. Picture: Reg Caldecott South Africa’s hockey team kick off their internationally-sanctioned SPAR CUP tournament against Russia in Randburg this afternoon, in a six-test tournament also including Canada, following the home […]

Three Tests in Olympic Hopes

South Africa’s Henna du Buisson on her way to putting South Africa into the lead in the first of three tests played against Canada in January, 2007, which South Africa won 3-0. Picture: Jackie Wiese. The SPAR women’s hockey team are attending a training camp at the High Performance Centre at Pretoria University this week, […]

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