Other sport 29.9.2017 08:06 pm

Kirsten McCann makes rowing history for South Africa

She’s the first local women to win a world title in the sport.

Producing a blinding performance in Sarasota on Friday night, Kirsten McCann made history by charging to gold in the women's single sculls final at the World Rowing Championships.

Kirsten McCann makes rowing history for South Africa
Kirsten McCann makes rowing history for South Africa

Kirsten McCann makes rowing history for South Africa

She’s the first local women to win a world title in the sport.

Wayde van Niekerk roped in to give Springboks a pep talk
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Wayde van Niekerk roped in to give Springboks a pep talk

The world and Olympic champion, who lives in Bloemfontein, was asked to present the team their jerseys for the Aussie Test.
Disgraced OJ Simpson will be released from prison
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Disgraced OJ Simpson will be released from prison

The former NFL star and actor, who shot to fame with ‘The Trial of the Century’, was convicted of armed robbery nine years ago.
Schoonbee relegated to C/D semis
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Schoonbee relegated to C/D semis

One of South Africa’s youngsters at the World Rowing Championships doesn’t quite make the cut in Sarasota.
WATCH: Baseballer dives into fans as the nachos flies!
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WATCH: Baseballer dives into fans as the nachos flies!

But Chicago cubs shortstop Addison Russell more than made up it…
Botes and Oberholzer on form at World Rowing Champs
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Botes and Oberholzer on form at World Rowing Champs

The duo race into contention for a possible medal along with South Africa’s big hope at the showpiece, Kirsten McCann.
Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race
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Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

US President Donald Trump denied inflaming racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not color.
Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott
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Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice.
Another injury for Moolman-Pasio
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Another injury for Moolman-Pasio

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio’s season has come to an early close due to injury for the second year in a row.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes at World Champs
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Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio crashes at World Champs

After doing all the hard work to get herself into a good position, fate strikes her with a cruel blow.
Kirsten McCann is SA’s clear medal hope
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Kirsten McCann is SA’s clear medal hope

The Olympic rower delivered a creditable performance last year in Rio and looks set for a podium finish at the World Champs in Florida.
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Trail Run 2017

The Citizen wants to take this moment to extend its appreciation to each and every participant in The Citizen 2017 Trail Run at Sun City. It was a huge success with a high number of participants turning out for the race, all smiles and laughter and creating a great vibe. We look forward to hosting you and your family again at next year’s edition.
WATCH: Baseballers distraught after ball hits toddler
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WATCH: Baseballers distraught after ball hits toddler

The New York Yankees’ Todd Frazier in tears as the debate over more protection for fans at games continues to rage.
Top-10 finish for Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio
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Top-10 finish for Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

But there’s still no historic medal for a South African in the world championships.
Around the world in 79 days: British cyclist smashes record
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Around the world in 79 days: British cyclist smashes record

A British cyclist set a new world record Monday by travelling around the globe in 79 days — beating the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg by a day.
Giro d’Italia to start in Israel in 2018: ministry
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Giro d’Italia to start in Israel in 2018: ministry

The Giro d’Italia is to begin in Israel in 2018, the first time one of cycling’s three major races has started outside Europe, the country’s sport ministry said Thursday.
WATCH: How much would this dog fetch in the soccer transfer market?
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WATCH: How much would this dog fetch in the soccer transfer market?

Given the crazy amount being spent on footballers these days, scouts would probably offer this Border Collie a contract!
Froome says Grand Tour treble ‘not impossible’
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Froome says Grand Tour treble ‘not impossible’

Chris Froome — fresh from wrapping up a Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana double — believes winning all three Grand Tours in the same year would “take some doing” but “nothing is impossible”.
Froome takes decisive Vuelta lead, Contador wins 20th stage
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Froome takes decisive Vuelta lead, Contador wins 20th stage

Chris Froome virtually secured overall victory in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday by extending his lead over Vincenzo Nibali as Alberto Contador won the 20th queen stage in his final race before retirement.
SA’s Di Data controversially denied stage win
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SA’s Di Data controversially denied stage win

Tour of Britain officials rule Edvald Boasson Hagen engaged in an illegal sprint to the finish.
WATCH: Drama as race car fireball injures 12
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WATCH: Drama as race car fireball injures 12

Australia’s popular Red CentreNATS event, a gathering of race car enthusiasts, had to be called off after the incident.
Gutsy Proteas produce a somewhat historic win
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Gutsy Proteas produce a somewhat historic win

Finally, a victory again for the national netball side … a first one in four years over England.
Cape Town’s howling wind moves Cycle Tour
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Cape Town’s howling wind moves Cycle Tour

Organisers decide to be proactive and adapt the starting point for 2018.
Gritty Proteas go down fighting Down Under
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Gritty Proteas go down fighting Down Under

The drought against Australia continues but, encouragingly, the margins of defeat are becoming smaller and smaller.
WATCH: SA skateboarder breaks Guinness World record
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WATCH: SA skateboarder breaks Guinness World record

Capetonian Jean-marc Johannes says he attempted the feat to make other youngsters realise they can achieve anything.
Zulu Boy draws the battle lines in EFC62
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Zulu Boy draws the battle lines in EFC62

It’s been two years since Nkazimulu Zulu has had a proper title fight due to a series of unfortunate events befalling him.