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ISSUE 28, MAY 2016

Akani Simbine

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Wayde van Niekerk

Walking the Olympic road together

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE CELEBRATING SPORTSPEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

NtaNdo MahlaNgu SOUTH AFRICA’S NEXT BLADE RUNNER

Nokwanda Hlongwane Rolling Up the wheelchair tennis rankings Pieter du Preez South Africa’s very own Superman Reinhardt Hamman Throwing towards the stars Game On Magazine, May: Issue 28, 2016

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contents Cover story Akani Simbine & Wayde van Niekerk Walking the Olympic road together Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: GB Jordaan and Carli-Ann Furno

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Main FeatureS Ntando Mahlangu South Africa’s next blade runner Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Martin Potgieter from Bonzai Photography

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conrad stoltz Evolution of “The Caveman” Words: Matthew Manderson | Photos: Johan Badenhorst

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Nokwanda Hlongwane rolling up the wheelchair tennis rankings Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Reg Caldecott

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School Advisor A comprehensive purchasing platform for educators Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

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youth features

Gerald Pike Helping bat Tuks to victory

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Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

Ivan Venter Using the lessons taught by sport to fight cancer Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: DDP Productions and GB Jordaan

Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: Brakkies Sport and Tobie van Schalkwyk

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Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Martin Potgieter from Bonzai Photography, Getty Images

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Durban swimmer Matthew Meyer Is chasing his dreams Words: Neil Greig | Photos: Steve Haag

Reinhardt Hamman Throwing towards the stars

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Luke le Roux A youngster on the rise Words: Neil Greig | Photos: Neil Greig

Schalk van Heerden Making a name for himself in France Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Audrey Buck

Jana van Schalkwyk Stumbling upon greatness

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Pieter du Preez South Africa’s very own Superman Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Illse du Preez

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Akani Simbine and Wayde van Niekerk Walking the Olympic road together

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Akani Simbine The road that an athlete walks to the Olympic Games is one to be admired. Such a road requires courage, and prepares the athlete for one of the most important moments of their career as they endure the ultimate physical and mental test of their abilities.

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University of Pretoria

As the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics draws near, two South African sprinters that have captured the Olympic hope of their country is Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine.

Wayde is currently the only man in the world to hold a sub-44 second time for the 400m, a sub-20 second time for the 200m, and a sub-10 second time for the 100m; and was deemed the 400m world champion in Beijing last year. Akani recently recorded the fastest known 100m time in South Africa, clocking in 9.96 seconds.

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main feature: athletics

Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: GB Jordaan and Carli-Ann Furno

Walking the Olympic road together

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While their individual achievements have caught the gaze of media around the world, Game On Magazine takes you behind the scenes to uncover a friendship that has developed between the two Olympic hopefuls, as they walk the Road to Rio side by side.

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Wayde van Niekerk

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Ntando Mahlangu South Africa’s next blade runner ST AN

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South Africa’s next blade runner Ntando Mahlangu was born with a condition called hemimelia which kept him in a wheelchair for most of his young life. In 2012 it was decided that it would be in his best interest to amputate both legs through the knee.

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Cover Story: athletics

This turned out to be the best thing to ever happen to Ntando who has taken the opportunity to run with both legs and is already setting the athletics track on fire. In the space of four years this young man has won gold, set records and has a real chance of qualifying for the Rio Paralympics. Game On Magazine sat down with Ntando at Laerskool Constantiapark to bring you his incredible story.

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Words: Matthew Manderson | Photos: Martin Potgieter from Bonzai Photography

Full name

Achievements

Ntando Innocent Mahlangu

(Sourced from http://www.jumpingkids.org.za)

Date of Birth

26 January 2002 Place of Birth Kwamahlanga, Mpumalanga Primary school

Laerskool Constantiapark Classification T42 (track/above knee amputee) Sponsor

Walked away with the Most Developed Athlete of the Year, Junior Sportsman of the Year and Overall Sports Winner of the Year at the Gauteng Sports Association for the Physically Disabled awards function Awarded LSEN Male Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Gauteng School Sport Awards Set a World record in the T42 400m item at the 2016 Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled

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Won gold in the 100m (17.02 seconds) and silver in the long jump at the 2014 Nedbank National Athletics Championships Set three African records in the Under-20 T42 category and won gold in the javelin event at the 2015 SASAPD Nedbank National Athletics Championships Set an unofficial senior World record in the T42 400m at the 2015 IWAS Junior World Games and won the Athlete with International Potential award

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conrad stoltz Evolution of “The Caveman”

When it comes to the sport of triathlon, there is not much Conrad “The Caveman” Stoltz has not accomplished. This legend of the sport has twice represented South Africa at the Olympic Games, was crowned off-road triathlon World Champion seven times, won no less than 53 XTERRA Championship races, and was recently honoured as the 10th inductee into the XTERRA Hall of Fame.

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Words: Matthew Manderson | Photos: Johan Badenhorst

Full name Conrad Stoltz Date of Birth 23 October 1973 Place of Birth Lydenburg, Mpumalanga

High school St Alban’s College Sponsors Specialized, Clif Bar, Suunto, Blue Seventy, Oakley, Thule, GoPro, Cool Point, Squirt Lube to iew v en st ter li in

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In a professional career spanning more than 22 years, it has, however, not always been plain sailing. Game On Magazine caught up with the Caveman after his recent retirement to get some insight into what has been an incredible and gutsy journey.

Achievements...

• 4 x XTERRA World Champion • 3 x ITU Cross Tri World Champion • 53 XTERRA wins • 2 x Olympian

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Nokwanda Hlongwane rolling up the wheelchair tennis rankings

Nokwanda Hlongwane Rolling up the wheelchair tennis rankings Nokwanda Hlongwane started playing wheelchair tennis in 2012. Fast forward to the present and the seventeen year old has cemented herself on the wheelchair tennis circuit. Game On Magazine caught up with Nokwanda over Skype to find out more about this rising star.

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main feature: Wheelchair Tennis

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Reg Caldecott

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Full name Nokwanda Zandile Hlongwane

Date of Birth 22 August 1998

Place of Birth Bergville

High school Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged

Sponsors Scholarship from the Department of Sport and Recreation

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School Advisor A comprehensive purchasing platform for educators

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Full Name Duncan Andrew Smith

Date of Birth 28 November 1980

Place of Birth Pretoria

High School Rondebosch Boys’ High

Tertiary Education UCT - Education UNISA - Psychology (Hons)

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Gerald Pike Helping bat Tuks to victory

Gerald Pike

Helping bat Tuks to victory

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University of Pretoria

University sports provide a platform for South Africa’s students to play competitive sport in a semi professional environment. Gerry Pike has been a part of the successful Assupol Tuks cricket team and Game On Magazine caught up with him in Pretoria to find out about his ability to balance his studies and sporting commitments.

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main feature: Cricket

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

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Gerald “Gerry” Pike Date of Birth 28 December 1992 Place of Birth Heidelberg High school Hoërskool Garsfontein

Tertiary education Bcom Financial Sciences (University of Pretoria) Teams represented Gauteng U/17; Lions Cubs U/19; Northern Gauteng U/19; Titans Cubs U/19; Northern Gauteng Academy XI; Tuks 1 (2013-2016); Tuks USSA 2013; Tuks Varsity Cup (2014-2016); Tuks World Finals 2014, 2015; Tuks Club Champions XI (2014, 2015) Sponsors SS Cricket

Achievements Gerry has won the following competitions as part of Assupol Tuks 1: NCU Premier League (2013-16) NCU Knock Out (2013-16) NCU T20 (2013-16) USSA (2013) Varsity Red Bull (2014) Club Championship (2014) Red Bull World Champions (2014-2015) Varsity Cup Champions (2015-2016)

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Ivan Venter Using the lessons taught by sport to fight cancer

Ivan

Venter Using the lessons taught by sport to fight cancer

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Ivan Venter was your average South African club rugby player but that all changed in March of last year. After experiencing several months of stomach cramps, he collapsed during a Community Cup match. Extensive tests were done which saw Ivan being diagnosed with colon cancer and has since fought and won against the cancer. Game On Magazine sat down with Ivan in Pretoria to find out how sport helped him through one of the most difficult periods of his life.


main feature: rugby

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: DDP Productions and GB Jordaan

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Full name Ivan Venter

Date of Birth 8 June 1990

Place of Birth Pretoria

High school Hoërskool Garsfontein

Tertiary education Strength and Conditioning Training, ETA College

Position Utility back

Teams represented Blue Bulls Tuks Rugby Academy, UP-Tuks 1, Blue Bulls 7s, Corinthians RFC, Pretoria Police, USA Select Sevens

Achievements... • Contested the Plate final at the National 7s (Blue Bulls) in 2012 • Represented the Blue Bulls Academy at the Dubai 7s. Finished as semifinalists • UP-Tuks Carlton Cup winners (2012, 2013) • UP-Tuks semifinalists USSA 2013 • Selected for Connacht 7s (Ireland) team 2013 • Pretoria Police Carlton finalists (2014, 2015) • Blue Bulls - National 7s Winners 2015 • Plate finals at Las Vegas for USA Selects 2016 and captain of the team • Cup finals at Las Vegas for the South Africa All Stars 2016

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Schalk van Heerdan Making a name for himself in France

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University of Pretoria

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SCHALK VAN HEERDEN Schalk van Heerden hails from an exceptional rugby family. His father, Moaner, and 2007 World Cup winning brother, Wikus, both played for the Springboks and created the platform for Schalk to follow in their rugby footsteps. After a few years of trying his luck in South Africa, Schalk moved to France and Game On Magazine caught up with him via Skype to find out how French life is treating him.

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main feature: rugby

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Audrey Buck

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Reinhardt Hamman Throwing towards the stars

Throwing towards the stars

REINHARDT Reinhardt Hamman is a para athlete who excels in not only one discipline but three. The current F38 Javelin World Champion was born with cerebral palsy but he has not let this stop him from throwing incredible distances. Reinhardt has qualified for the Rio Paralympics and Game On Magazine chatted with him to find out more about this sensational athlete. Current Distances Reinhardt Hamman 20 February 1990 Cape Town De Grendel High School Certificate in Hospitality, University of Cape Town Maties Parasport

Javelin: 50,06m (South Africa, African, World Championships record holder); Shot-put: 13,77m (South Africa record holder); Discus: 39,93m (South Africa record holder)

F38 Men’s Javelin F38 – No 1 in the World Men’s Shotput F38 – No 2 in the World Men’s Discus F38 – No 4 in the World Javelin F38 Gold – World Champion October 2015 Shotput F38 Silver Medalist October 2015 Brazil - Javelin F38 Gold April 2015 Brazil – Shot put F38 Gold & SA Record April 2015 Brazil - Discus F38 Gold April 2015 Italy – Javelin F38 Gold June 2015 Italy – Shotput F38 Gold June 2015 Germany – Javelin F38 Gold June 2015 Germany – Shotput F38 Gold June 2015

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Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Martin Potgieter from Bonzai Photography & Getty Images

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Pieter du Preez South Africa’s very own Superman

Pieter du Preez south Africa’s very own superman

Pieter du Preez holds records and gold medals across four different sporting codes. He has done all of this from a wheelchair while dealing with the devastating effects of a degenerative eye disease whereby he’ll eventually go blind. Pieter, or Supa Piet, became the first South African quadriplegic to be nominated for the prestigious Laureus Sports Award for Sports persons with a Disability. Game On Magazine chatted to Pieter after his return from Berlin to bring you this exclusive interview.

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main feature: quadriplegic sports

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Illse du Preez

Full name

achievements

Nicolas Pieter du Preez

date of birth

14 January 1980

place of birth

Randburg

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Cycling • Ended 2015 as no.1 on the World UCI rankings and was unbeaten. Won six golds. • Double world champion in time trial and road race events in 2015

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First quadriplegic in the world to complete an IRONMAN (2013)

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Became the first quadriplegic to complete the Midmar Mile SA champion in 50 m and 100 m backstroke (2015)

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Broke the world record for the 10000 m in June, 2015 Broke seven African records in the 200, 400, 800, 1500, 5000 and 10000 m events Won the Dubai Marathon, Padova Marathon and Berlin Marathon (4th time) in 2015 IPC world ranking of no. 1 in 2015 for 800, 1500, 5000, 10000, 42.2km (he is also unbeaten in marathon since 2011) IPC world ranking of no. 6 in the 200 m, 400m and no.7 in the 100 m

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Jana van Schalkwyk Stumbling upon greatness

Jana

van Schalkwyk Stumbling upon greatness Some are born into greatness, others simply stumble upon it. Jana van Schalkwyk is a young athlete who has taken the country by surprise with a javelin talent that she did not even realise she possessed. After picking up a javelin in primary school and leaving onlookers in awe, Jana decided to pursue the potential she accidently discovered.

She has now become the only U/15 female athlete to break the 50 m mark in South Africa. Join Game On Magazine as we uncover the story that is likely to be repeated at the 2020 Olympic Games.

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youth feature: javelin

Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: Brakkies Sport and Tobie van Schalkwyk

Full name Jana van Schalkwyk

Date of birth 7 March 2001

Place of birth Cape Town

High school Paarl Gymnasium

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Luke le Roux A youngster on the rise

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le Roux A youngster on the rise Ikapa Sporting’s 16-year-old midfielder Luke Le Roux is already a well-travelled teenager. The former Stellenbosch University junior player has just returned from his second training experienced at Dutch top-flight club PEC Zwolle, who continue to monitor Luke with an eye on spring-boarding his career into the European circuit. During Luke’s first visit to Holland, the club were impressed with his performance and are continually assessing his progress. His second trip which ended in early April 2016, according to Luke, went well and has encouraged him to keep working hard at improving his weak areas.

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youth feature: soccer

Words: Neil Greig | Photos: Neil Greig

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Luke was initially identified by PEC Zwolle technical director Gerard Nijkamp during his various to Stellenbosch to conduct training camps earlier over the years.

Full name

Place of Birth

Luke Gareth Le Roux

Stellenbosch

Date of Birth

High school

10 March 2000

Luckhoff High School

Notable recent achievements • Selected for the Stellenbosch University High Performance Team • Twice selected to train at PEC Zwolle in Holland • Signed for ABC Motsepe outfit Ikapa Sporting at the age of 16

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Durban swimmer Matthew Meyer is chasing his dreams

Durban swimmer

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clifton college

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At 18 years old Durban-based swimmer Matthew Meyer has already been to the World Junior Championships and is just two seconds away from the time he needs to reach the Olympic Games in his 1500 metre freestyle discipline.

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youth feature: swimming

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Words: Neil Greig | Photos: Steve Haag

For the Clifton College matric student, who has come second in the past two Midmar Mile events, intense swim training coupled with a supportive family and a keen focus on his academics are the ingredients that make him tick.

Full name Matthew Mark Meyer

Date of Birth 4 March 1998

Place of Birth Durban

High school Clifton College

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Notable Recent Achievements • Has broken 8 South African national age group records • 2nd in the Midmar Mile in 2015 and 2016 • Competed at the World Junior Championships in Singapore 2015 • Swam the qualifying time for the 1500 m swim at the Rio Olympics

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