Long jumper, Luvo Manyonga, won the South African
Sports Star of the Year Award at the country's Sports
Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday, 12 November.
Manyonga made headlines this year when he leaped to the
gold medal in the men's long jump at the IAAF World
Championships in London.
The 26-year-old, who had to settle for silver at the
2016 Rio Olympics, took the gold with his second-round
jump of 8.48 m.
He also became only the third South African to win a
Diamond League title in any discipline after Caster
Semenya and Khotso Mokoena.
Manyonga also picked up the Sportsman of the Year Award,
while Semenya won two awards: Sportswoman 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: North West
- Recreation Body of the Year: In-Touch Community
- 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
- Volunteer of the Year: Samuel Maduwa
- Coach of the Year: Jean Verster
- Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability: Ilse
- Sportsman of the Year: Luvo Manyonga
- Sportswoman of the Year: Caster Semenya
- People's Choice Sports Star of the Year: Caster
- Sports Star of the Year: Luvo Manyonga.