• Luvo Manyonga Wins SA Sports Star of the Year Award

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World champion in long jump Luvo Manyonga was named the South African Sports Star of the Year at the country's Sports Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday (12).

 At the World Athletics Championships in London in August, Manyonga won the men's long jump gold with a leap of 8.48m in second round. 

During the 2017 season the 26-year-old Manyonga also became the third SA athlete to win the IAAF Diamond League Trophy.  Manyonga was also named SA Sportsman of the Year. 

Wayde Van Nierk the World 400m champion and 200m silver medalist, who is finalist for the IAAF world athlete of the year trophy, did not win any of the SA sports awards.

World 800m champion and 1500m bronze medalist Caster Semenya won two awards - Sportswomen of the Year and People's Choice Sports Star of the Year. 

Full list of winners: 

Federation of the Year: Lifesaving SA

Administrator of the Year: Sanelisiwe Khuzwayo

School Team of the Year: St. Mary's School

Developing School Team of the Year: Hlangabeza Primary School (Under-13 Chess)

Indigenous Games Team of the Year award: North West Kho-Kho Team

Recreation Body of the Year: In-Touch Community Support Group

Photographer of the Year: Simphiwe Nkwali

Journalist of the Year: OG Molefe

Newcomer of the Year: Sokwakhana Zazini

Team of the Year: Springbok Sevens

Sportsman of the Year with a Disability: Dyan Buis

Volunteer of the Year: Samuel Maduwa

Coach of the Year: Jean Verster

Sportswomen of the Year with a Disability: Ilse Hayes

Sportsman of the Year: Luvo Manyonga

Sportswoman of the Year: Caster Semenya

People's Choice Sports Star of the Year: Caster Semenya

Sports Star of the Year: Luvo Manyonga

Source: sport24.co.za

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