Sport Update

LORINDA MARRIAN

Varsity Football:

The fifth round of Varsity Football kicked off last week Thursday. Tuks beat a ten man Wits team 4-0 at the Tuks Stadium. Two of the four goals came from Man of the Match Odwa Mawon, with Best Shot Award winner Claudio Almeida and Frank Mpedi adding the rest. Elsewhere, CUT (Central University of Technology) beat NWU (North West University) 2-1, while UJ beat University of Fort Hare 3-0.

Tuks will face the University of Fort Hare on 4 September at 18:30 in Alice, Eastern Cape

Athletics:

Luvo Manyonga, after winning gold at the IAAF World Championship, attempted to break Mike Powell’s long jump record which is set at 8.95 in the French Alps. Theoretically, the higher altitude is meant to make jumping easier, however, due to strong winds, Manyonga managed a distance of 8.46m while his first four attempts were all no jumps.

Squash:

TuksSquash Junior Blaine Verhange won the u/19 title in the Junior Squash Open Championships after beating Nathan van der Westhuyzen.

Rowing:

TuksRower Thabelo Masuthu, become the first black rower to win a medal at the Junior World Rowing Championship in Trakai, Lithuanaia, when he won bronze.

Swimming:

UP dominated at the South African Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg with a total of 44 medals and 748 points. Seagulls Swim Club placed second with 312.50 points, while Maties (Stellenbosch University) placed third with 305 points.

 

Image: Michal-Maré Linden

 

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