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Rising African star: Rwandan cyclist Joseph Areruya wins La Tropicale Amissa Bongo

Rising African cycling star Joseph Areruya, 22, has made history as the first Rwandan to win the biggest cycling race on the UCI-Africa Tour, the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, which concluded in Gabon on Sunday. The Rwandan is the third African to win the Tropicale and the first to achieve this performance with the jersey of his national team. Congratulations on the remarkable feat.

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Pistorius family: Blade Runner Killer movie is a “gross misrepresentation”

The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over “Blade Runner Killer” a film about the athlete’s murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made without the consultation of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families. Pistorius was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the crime.

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Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman knocks out Sergio Moraes and declares: “I am a problem in the division!”

African athletes are flexing in boxing with fighters such as Dereck Chisora, Samuel Peter and recently Anthony Joshua making a mark in the sport. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (mixed martial arts) is not as popular on the continent as boxing, but with the recent win of Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, the exciting sport might attract new African audiences.

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South African sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk breaks 300m world record

24-year-old South African sensation Wayde van Niekerk sprinted to a world record in the rarely-run 300m on Wednesday. The result is another feather in the cap for the world and Olympic 400m champion, who this year has set a leading mark of 19.84sec in the 200m and a personal record of 9.94sec in the 100m. Van Niekerk is also the first athlete to break 10sec for the 100m, 20sec for the 200m and 44sec for the 400m.