- Eight named to do Test duty against India
- Banetse has his eye on Umpetha Challenge podium
- Continental honours for Kimberley’s Fitzpatrick
- Harris home on a high after three victories on the trot
- Golden boy Hamman on the mend after surgery
- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
Top lifters in Western Cape for SA Championships
- Updated: October 3, 2014
The country’s strongmen (and women) are bound for Bellville in the Western Cape next weekend, writes Mark Etheridge.
The occasion is the South African weightlifting championships and they’ll be taking place at Hoër Tegniese Skool in the northern suburbs suburb.
Categories catered for include Under-14, youth, junior and seniors and competing provinces are Western Province, Gauteng, North West, Free State and the Eastern Cape.
Among the stars will be Team South Africa Commonwealth members as well as African Youth Games lifters.
Commonwealth Games team members in action are Gordon Shaw, Portia Vries and Mona Pretorius.
And then there’s also African Youth Games gold medallist Kaylynn Kloppers and bronze medallist Enrique Christians.
One person who won’t be taking part on this occasion is Commonwealth lifter Anrich Phillips, pictured. The Malmesbury based youngster is rated as a star of the future but now faces a wait, rather than a weight. That’s because he recently underwent an operation on his wrist and will be out for some time while he regains his strength.
Entry to the 10-11 October competition is free and the sporting public are invited to come and see the country’s current and prospective Commonwealth Games and Olympic athletes in action.
A refereeing clinic will be hosted and SA Weightlifting once again expressed their gratitude to SRSA and DCAS for the vital funding.