Noord-Kapers in Olimpiese span

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GEMSBOK-UPINGTON: Daar is vier Noord-Kapers wat Suid-Afrika vanjaar by die Olimpiese Spele in Tokio in Japan verteenwoordig..

Hulle is die Prieska gebore naelloper, Chederick van Wyk, die tienersensasie skaatsplankryer, Boipelo Awuah (gebore Kimberley), Charne Maddocks (vrouehokkiespan - gebore Kimberley) en Naveen Daries (artistieke gimnastiek - gebore Keimoes).

Twee van hierdie supersterre, Naveen en Chederick,  kom uit die Gemsbok se verspreidingsgebied. Vir meer hieroor lees ons  30 Julie 2021 uitgawe.

 

Van Springbok na Upington met ‘n handfiets

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Brunhild Strauss van Springbok  wat verlam is, het verlede week ‘n   vyf dae lange fietsrit met sy handfiets aan vir liefdadigheid aangepak.

Strauss, en twee ander fietsryers, Hubert Titus en Lukas Minie, het die N14 vir meer as 400km oor5 dae vanaf Springbok na Upington, teerpadlangs trotseer. To read more, read our 23 July 2021  issue.

Exercise after a COVID-19 infection

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Article by Dr Etti Barsky -GP & Sports Physician: 

Getting back into training after recovering from a COVID infection is not as clear cut as it is after other viral infections. For the past 30 years, we have relied on the “neck check” to decide when an athlete – elite or recreational – can return to sport after a respiratory infection. This rule would extend to anything from the common cold to a complicated pneumonia and is as follows:-

If your symptoms are confined to your head and neck, for example, a runny nose, sinus pain or a scratchy throat; AND you don’t have a fever or muscle aches, then you are most likely clear to train. These criteria however, do not apply in the COVID scenario. There are many reasons for this, but the two that are the most worrying are:

It is possible for someone with mild novel coronavirus symptoms to deteriorate on around day 7 .... For more read our 16 July 2021 edition.

Upingtonner maak Springbok debuut

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GEMSBOK-UPINGTON: Die voormalige losvoorspeler van die Toyota Cheetahs het die potensiaal om die leemte wat die beseerde Duane Vermeulen in die Springbok-span gelaat het, te vul.

Wiese, wat vir die Leicester Tigers in Engeland speel, het Vrydagaand sy Springbok-buiging teen Georgia in Pretoria gemaak.  To read more, read our 9 July 2021  issue.

Hungry Lions FC new champions

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GEMSBOK-POSTMASBURG: The Hungry Lions Football Club has displayed remarkable talent this week at the ABC Motsepe Foundation League and this lead them to be  crowned champions of the 2020/21 ABC Motsepe National play-offs on Saturday, 3 July 2021 after beating Platinum City Rovers 5-4 on penalties in the final of the tournament at Mbombela Stadium.

The match had ended in a stalemate but Hungry Lions edged Platinum City Rovers on penalties to walk away overall winners and pocket a whopping R1 million for their efforts. Bongi Mkhwanazi of Hungry Lions strutted his stuff and was crowned player of the tournament.To read more, read our 9 July 2021 issue.