ASA hails SA Champs an 'absolute success'

2017-04-25 12:23

Athletics South Africa has made an unmistaken statement that South African athletics is back after the success of the national championships.

Manyonga eyes world long jump record

2017-04-21 09:30

SA former drug addict Luvo Manyonga has his sights set on smashing the 26-year-old long jump world record of American Mike Powell.

Records for Manyonga, Zazini in Pretoria

2017-03-17 23:05

Teenager Sokwakhana Zazini and Luvo Manyonga have set records on the opening day of the Athletics Gauteng North Championships.

Reaching beyond the finishing line

2017-01-15 10:30

After a world-beating Rio Olympics, SA athletes adopt novel approaches to improve this year. Simnikiwe Xabanisa spoke to their coaches.

Silver medal winner Manyonga back in SA

2016-08-16 16:00

South Africa's long jump silver medal winner, Luvo Manyonga, has arrived back in the country.

Thank you for 'raising a champion', locals tell Luvo Manyonga's parents

2016-08-16 11:09

The streets of Mbekweni were alive as locals celebrated the pride of the community, carrying posters expressing their joy for Luvo Manyonga's Olympic achievement.

Manyonga: I was so close to death

2016-08-15 08:50

South Africa's newest hero and Olympic silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has opened up on how close he was to dying.

Silver completes Manyonga's fairy tale

2016-08-14 07:05

Luvo Manyonga's fairy tale story is complete after he won silver in the long jump at the Rio Olympics.

Luvo Manyonga: From tik addict to Rio

2015-06-19 15:02

SA long jumper Luvo Manyonga has returned after a battle with methamphetamines - and hopes to secure a spot at the Rio Olympics.

ASA confirms positive tik test

2012-04-26 17:59

ASA has confirmed that rising long jump star Luvo Manyonga tested positive for methamphetamine, commonly known as tik.


Manyonga leaps to SA long jump title

2017-04-22 16:20

Rio 2016 Olympic long jump silver medalist Luvo Manyonga has added the 2017 SA senior athletics championship title to his CV.

Manyonga's drug recovery a 'daily challenge'

2017-04-05 11:45

South Africa's 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medallist Luvo Manyonga acknowledges that it is still a daily challenge to fight his drug addiction.

Teen stuns Wayde van Niekerk in 100m Bloem meet

2017-03-09 08:19

Teenage sprinter Gift Leotlela racked up one of the biggest wins of his career to beat Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk in the 100m race.

The day a parliamentarian decided to save a sports star

2016-09-04 08:39

When sports portfolio committee chairperson Beauty Dlulane first heard that long jumper Luvo Manyonga was sitting at home doing nothing, she got into her car and drove to Mbekweni outside Paarl.

WATCH: Luvo Manyonga - from tik addict to silver medallist

The streets of Mbekweni were alive on Monday as locals celebrated the pride of the Paarl community - Luvo Manyonga - carrying posters expressing their joy for Luvo's achievement. News24 spoke to Luvo's mother and coach. Watch.

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ASA celebrates outstanding Wayde, Luvo

2016-08-15 13:20

President of Athletics South Africa, Aleck Skhosana, is on cloud nine after the performance of world champion Wayde van Niekerk.

Manyonga's coach runs 2km to stadium, almost misses final

2016-08-14 08:16

Luvo Manyonga's coach ran 2km to the stadium after being stuck in traffic before his athlete won silver in the men's long jump.

Manyonga grabs another silver for SA

2016-08-14 03:27

Team South Africa has won another silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics through long-jumper Luvo Manyonga.

Manyonga banned for tik use

2012-06-11 19:13

Long jump star Luvo Manyonga, who earlier tested positive for the drug commonly known as tik, has been banned for 18 months.

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