- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
Continental award for canoeist Bridgitte
- Updated: October 29, 2013
Our Olympic bronze medal-winning canoeist, Bridgitte Hartley has been named African Female Paddler of the year, writes Mark Etheridge.
The announcement was made by the Confederation of African Canoeing (CAC) and the selection committee was made up of Ms Olubunmi Oluode (secretary-general of the Nigeria Canoe Federation), Philip Albert (national coach of the Seychelles Canoe Federation) and Benjamin Boukpeti (Togo’s Olympic slalom medallist).
KwaZulu-Natal’s Hartley was joined in the winner’s box by Mohammed Ali Mrabet of Tunisia (as Male Paddler of the Year), coach Ms Samia Ouertani (Tunisia) and para-canoeist Josemar Andrade of Angola also received a special award.
The awards will be presented at the African Canoe Sprint Championships and Awards Dinner in Tunisia┬á next month.