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FILE: Fans wait for a glimpse of the Springboks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 7 November 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

2020 tokyo olympics

SA sports stories of the year

EWN Sports Editor Adrian Ephraim reflects on the sports stories that impacted us the most this year.

  • Mitchells Plain steeplechase star running down Olympic dream

    Competing in his first international race, Ashley Smith took bronze in the 3,000 metre steeplechase event at the 2019 World Student Games in Napoli. The 23-year-old athlete has only met his coach twice in 8 months because they live in different cities.