Weekly round-up: Springbok dominance, and African Athletic excellence

by | Aug 21, 2023 | Athletics - Mens, Athletics - Womens, Rugby

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.

Springbok dominance 

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.

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