- SA team extend lead in Indian Test
- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Blitzboks bag three wins in Dubai
- International honours for Olympic coach Barrow
- Hall of Fame honours for SA legend Sally Little
- Blitzboks off to a great start with Ugandan whitewash
- Banyana going all out to bag bronze in Cameroon
- Powell opts for experience at Dubai Sevens
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.