The 2016 Rio Olympics is in full swing and it is action packed. If you haven’t tuned in you need to hurry as it’s only running until the 21 of August. As always South Africa sent some spectacular athletes to represent us and show the world what we’re made of. August is also a very special month for South Africa as it is the month that we celebrate women for all their greatness and for raising such a spectacular country. This is why we’re telling you about which amazing women to watch out for during the Rio Games.

Alyssa Conley

img12Making her debut in the Olympics, this super sprinter came first in 100m relay at the African Championship in June this year. She will be running the 100m (along with fellow South African Carina Horn) as well as the 200m. You run, girl!

Banyana Banyana

Our very own women’s soccer team will be kicking butt and scoring goals! They might have been down on their luck in their first two games against Sweden and China, but we are full of hope that these ladies will find their winning spirit and will be ready for their next games.

Caster Semenya

img16A champion runner! She won gold in the 400m, 800m and 1500m races this year at the South African National Championships. Caster is a fierce athlete, who has won most of the 800m races she has competed in and will be running it again at the games. We wish her all the best!

Sunette Viljoen


Sunette is a mother and a javelin veteran. She came fourth in the 2012 Olympics and won gold at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships. We’re holding our thumbs for another medal form this star!

Ursula Grobler and Kirsten McCann

Ursula Grobler and Kirsten McCann

This flying duo will be competing in the Woman’s lightweight double sculls rowing race. They competed earlier this year in Switzerland where they walked away with both a bronze and a silver medal, just-just losing to the Canadian team. We simply know these ladies are hungry for gold and we’re keeping all our fingers crossed for them.


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Information taken from Marie Claire.

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