#WeekendWrap for gsport’s Weekend Stories

by | Mar 18, 2013

gsport LogoThe Varsity College Marine Surfski Series concluded in Durban on Friday evening with Michelle Burn winning the ladies singles open category, and Cape Town’s U18 star Kirsten Flanagan upending the previous year’s result by beating defending champion and best friend Amy Hare for the Varsity College SA Schools Surfski Champs title.

SA’s no. 1 wheelchair star Kgothatso Montjane flew the flag high in Pensacola in America on the weekend, when she qualified for the final of the ladies open after beating accomplished opposition through three rounds to stake a claim to the 2013 singles title.

SA’s star up-and-coming surfer Bianca Buitendag continued where she left off a week ago by progressing rapidly from the opening round of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro through the knock-out second round, to advance to the last 12 in Western Australia.

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Zimbabwe’s Nedbank runner Rutendo Nyahora stormed to victory in the SPAR Women’s 10 Km Challenge at the Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint on Sunday, with South African Mapaseka Makhanya of Transnet the first local lady home, finishing second ahead of Zintle Xiniwe (Maxed Elite), with 2012 defending champion Rene Kalmer, on the return from injury, placing fourth.

South African Yolande Speedy was the first SA woman home in Sunday’s Absa Cape Epic prologue in Durbanville outside Cape Town, when she and English team-mate Catherine Williamson finished third for Team Energas in 1:11.56,4. Esther Süss and Jane Nuessli topped the women’s entries for Team BMC Wheeler ahead of Sally Bigham and Milena Landtwing, with South Africans Hanlie Booyens and Ischen Stopforth (Pragma Volcan Ladies) placing fourth ahead of Monday’s Stage 1.

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