The Comrades Marathon Association has congratulated and sent its best wishes to legendary athlete Blanche Moila on her induction into the gsport Hall of Fame.
Moila was inducted at an empowering luncheon in Sandton, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 5 September 2023.
CMA Chairperson, Mqondisi Ngcobo echoed the hearty congratulatory message on behalf of the Association, saying, “It is with a huge sense of pride and joy that we congratulate our South African road running legend and 18-time Comrades Marathon finisher, Blanche Moila on her induction into the gsport Hall of Fame for 2023.”
“MaMoila is a groundbreaker who inspired generations of female athletes to dream big and achieve their goals. A pioneer in the field of athletics, she defied the odds by breaking down racial barriers with her outstanding achievements; and notably, being the first black South African female to be awarded Springbok colours.”
For a good portion of her road-running career, MaMoila has prioritised the advancement of women’s sport, motivating young girls and professional sportswomen to aim higher. Her track record in the Comrades Marathon speaks for itself, with 8 Bronze, 7 Bill Rowan, 1 Silver, 1 Vic Clapham and a Robert Mtshali medal to her name.
Moila will be celebrated once again at the 2023 Momentum gsport Awards evening on Tuesday, 12 September!
Photo 1 Caption: 2023 gsport Hall of Fame inductee, Blanche Moila (middle) pictured alongside 2007 Hall of Famer and gsport Trustee, Hazel Gumede (left) and Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Nocawe Mafu (right).
With editing by gsport