Loveday Zondi won the Sasol Dam to Dam Canoe Race on Saturday, 15 July, despite the waves on the dam caused by strong wind.
Thando Ngamlana finished second and was the first U/23 paddler to cross the finish line.
Sibusiso Chwayi finished third and was the first junior U/18 paddler.
Xolisa Gxobole, Zanenhlanhla Mbala and Simnikiwe Ntondini finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
These six paddlers are all from Soweto Canoe Club.
The winners of the K2 category were Melusi Nxumalo and Douw Kruger, while Cobus Wagner and Peter Tuniel finished second.
Meyer Steyn was the winner in the Grand Master category and Morgan Ziervogel was the first woman to cross the finish line.
Philippa Phelp and Daniel Pitman finished as the first mixed double team and Anton Nel was the first master to cross the finish line about 40 minutes after the mixed doubles team.
Frank Dabrowski was first in the Great Grand Master category and Franz Fischer finished second.
Richardt MacGillivray was the first paddler in the SGM category and Gerrie du Plooy was the first sub veteran finisher.
A few paddlers withdrew from the race while they were doing laps on Trichardtsfontein Dam before reaching the river.


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