African Sporting Highlights from 2012

Throughout 2012 there were a number of fantastic moments in sports across a range of sports. Here’s a look at some of the top sporting moments from last year.

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius entered the history books by becoming the first amputee athlete to take part in the Olympics. In 2008 the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled that Pistorius could compete with able-bodied athletes. Pistorious then went on to qualify for London 2012 and despite not reaching the 400m final, he will be remembered as a success story for years to come.

Also at the Olympics Kenyan athlete David Rudisha continued to dominate the 800m. Over the summer Rudisha set a new world record as well as winning the gold medal. The race has been called the greatest 800m race ever as the runner who game in last was fast enough to have won gold at the previous 3 Olympics. Rudisha has since been voted Kenya’s 2012 sportsman of the year.

The Chipolopolo football team stunned the world this year with their performance in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. They beat favourites Ivory Coast in the final 8 – 7 on penalties and immediately entered the Zambian football history books.