Sport bites from issue 8

TuksSport High School Learners bust world record
On 22 August, TuksSport High School learners Mihlali Xotyeni and Benjamin Richardson represented South Africa as part of the men’s 100m relay team at the 2021 World Athletics U20 Championship in Kenya. The relay team crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 38.51 seconds, setting a new world record.

UP-Tuks dominate Madibaz during Varsity Netball Round 2
On 22 August, UP-Tuks faced off against NMU’s Madibaz during Tuk’s second match of the Varsity Netball tournament. UP-Tuks dominated the game, claiming their first victory of the tournament with a final score of 72-37, where UP-Tuks captain Chantelle Swart was chosen as FNB’s Player of the Match.

Varsity Sports features UP athletes on their #ChangingLives banner
Varsity Sports in their celebration of South Africa’s youth will feature UP athletes on #ChangingLives banners during the 2021 Varsity Netball and Football tournaments. Of the 20 total athletes featured on the banners, there are nine UP athletes. These banners feature UP athletes: Shadine van der Merwe (Netball), Sokwakhana Zazini (Athletics), Lerato Mahole (Hockey), Gift Leotlela (Athletics), Onthatile Zulu (Hockey), Samkelo Mvimbi (Hockey), Akani Simbine (Athletics), Nduduzo Lembethe (Hockey) and Izette Griesel (Netball).

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