Applause for TUT’s Commonwealth stars
19 April 2018
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) community celebrates the exceptional achievements of its athletes who participated in the recent Commonwealth Games, held at the Carrara Stadium, Australia from 4 to 15 April. Two of its students, one club member and one staff member were part of team SA and added to the medal tally. Two international students also made their presence felt at the event
Stephen Mokoka, Olympian and South Africa’s 10 000m sensation; Dumisani Chauke, TUT’s Sport Organiser & Netball SA’s thriving coach; TUT athletics club member Henricho Bruintjies and Caster Semenya, the country’s leading female athlete who is currently enrolled for a B Tech: Sport Management, represented South Africa. Semenya clinched gold medals in the women’s 800 m and 1500 m events, among others breaking Zola Budd's 1 500m national record. Henricho went on to also earn silver medals in the men’s 100m final and the 4x100 m relay race
International student, Erikah Seyama, who studies Sport Management and hails from Swaziland, participated in the high jump event. Calvin Ndlovu, a Master’s Student in Organisational Leadership from Zambia, strutted his stuff on the squash court.
Team SA bagged 37 medals and ended 6th overall in the medals ranking. The medals were as follows: 13 Gold, 11 Silver, and 13 Bronze.
According to Shadrack Nthangeni, Director of Sport and Recreation, the Directorate is planning a big celebration function to welcome back our sporting stars on Monday, 23 April 2018. “At TUT Sport we pride ourselves for having athletes who are competitive on the international stage. Athletes excelling in sport will always be supported to represent their respective countries to their best ability,” he added.
Members of the media are invited to attend the welcome back celebration.
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