Sport

Sport Update 18 September 2017

EMMANUEL OLUSUGEN & NTOMBI MKANDHLA

Cricket

Eight Assupol TuksCricket players took part in the #eKasiChallenge as part of the Multiply Titans, beating the Highveld Lions by 71 runs. TheMultiply Titans clinched the Momentum eKasi Challenge trophy by piling up 363 for eight in their 50 overs, dismissing the Highveld Lions for 292 in the 48th over. TuksCricket player Aiden Markham was Player of the Match.

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TuksNetball bounce back at Varsity Netball

CHAD JOHNSTON

UP’s Rembrandt hall hosted the fourth and fifth round of the Varsity Netball competition on 10 and 11 September respectively. UP Tuks Netball started round four against Maties Netball and then blitzed past UJ Netball to a comfortable win i n round five of the competition.

Despite a shaky start to the competition, TuksNetball showed exactly why they made it to the final of the competition last year. The ladies started the competition well, with a 53-43 victory over UFS Kovsies Netball, but were outplayed by last year’s champions NWU Netball by 40 points to 34 in the second round.

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TuksCheerleading: the secret behind UP’s sporting success

ANTHONY JORDAAN

TuksCheerleading is best described as the unheralded backbone of TuksSport, and perhaps even as one of the fundamental pieces in the framework that has led to UP’s sporting success in recent years, including 2017. UP has achieved unparalleled levels of success in 2017 in the Varsity Rugby, Hockey, and Athletics tournaments, and the Tuks Cheerleaders have been present at all of them.

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Sport, building a nation since 1995

SAM MUKWAMU

There are very few things that possess the ability to bring people with different backgrounds together like sports. It is this ability to bring people together that has made sports one of the most effective tools in nation building. Sport creates the perfect environment for people to come together for a common goal and for a country as diverse as South Africa sport has promoted social cohesion, as well as national pride.

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Sport Update

CHAD JOHNSTON AND NTOMBI MKANDHLA

 

Athletics

TuksAthletics 400m hurdles athlete, LJ van Zyl, won the bronze medal with a time of 49.69 seconds at the Memorial Borisa Hanzekovica meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Kyron McMaster, from the British Virgin Islands, came in second place with a time of 49.49 seconds. Abderrahaman Sambaof, from Qatar, clocked 48.70 seconds, and came in first place.

van Zyl expressed enthusiasm about his win, telling the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) that he was happy with his performance as his win was a “nice solid third place”.

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