Over the weekend, sports enthusiasts were treated to a double dose of excitement as both Springbok Rugby and the World Athletics Championships delivered spectacular performances and remarkable victories.
The Springboks showcased their dominance against Wales on Saturday, securing a thrilling 52-16 victory. The return of Siya Kolisi and Jaden Hendrikse to the squad added an exciting dimension, with both players seamlessly resuming their roles. This confident win is poised to significantly bolster the Bok squad’s confidence as they look ahead to the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
African Excellence at the World Athletics Championships
African athletes truly shone at the World Athletics Championships, amassing an impressive collection of medals across various events.
In the Women’s 10000m final, Ethiopians Gudaf Tsegay, Letesenbet Gidey, and Ejgayehu Taye clinched the gold, silver, and bronze medals.
The Men’s 100m final saw Botswana’s sensation, Letsile Tebogo, secure a well-deserved silver medal for his exceptional performance.
Ugandan star Joshua Cheptegei claimed a commanding gold in the 10000m event, with Daniel Ebenyo and Selemon Barega closely trailing, clinching the silver and bronze medals.
Photo credit: SuperSport
ABOUT PROTOUCH AFRICA
PROTOUCH AFRICA is a purpose-driven and for-profit Sports Tech, business founded in 2016 with the purpose to enable African Athletes to perform on the World Stage. It is pioneering new ways for fans to interact and engage with their favourite teams, leagues and athletes and enable alternative revenue streams.
ProTouch Africa’s Podium Pursuit Project is focused on creating a transparent and sustainable funding mechanism for the next generation of African Athletes. Its vision is to launch the World’s first fan-owned impact investment platform for African Athletes, by assembling an ecosystem of top-performing athletes, their fans and the brands that support them.