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Manyonga named SA Sports Star of the Year

Luvo Manyonga (Getty)
Luvo Manyonga (Getty)

Cape Town - Long jumper Luvo Manyonga won the South African Sports Star of the Year award at the country's Sports Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Manyonga made headlines this year when he leaped to the gold medal in the men's long jump at the IAAF World Championships in London.

The 26-year-old, who had to settle for silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, took the gold with his second round jump of 8.48m.

He also became only the third South African to win a Diamond League title in any discipline after Caster Semenya and Khotso Mokoena.

Manyonga also picked up the Sportsman of the Year award, while Semenya won two awards - Sportswomen of the Year and People's Choice Sports Star of the Year.

Full list of winners:

Federation of the Year: Lifesaving SA

Administrator of the Year: Sanelisiwe Khuzwayo

School Team of the Year: St. Mary's School

Developing School Team of the Year: Hlangabeza Primary School (Under-13 Chess)

Indigenous Games Team of the Year award: North West Kho-Kho Team

Recreation Body of the Year: In-Touch Community Support Group

Photographer of the Year: Simphiwe Nkwali

Journalist of the Year: OG Molefe

Newcomer of the Year: Sokwakhana Zazini

Team of the Year: Springbok Sevens

Sportsman of the Year with a Disability: Dyan Buis

Volunteer of the Year: Samuel Maduwa

Coach of the Year: Jean Verster

Sportswomen of the Year with a Disability: Ilse Hayes

Sportsman of the Year: Luvo Manyonga

Sportswoman of the Year: Caster Semenya

People's Choice Sports Star of the Year: Caster Semenya

Sports Star of the Year: Luvo Manyonga

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