South Africans get behind Kirsten McCann’s winning attitude

It’s been an exciting month for rowing in South Africa, with the RMB National Squad coming home from the World Rowing Championships in Florida USA with a gold medal.

Kirsten McCann made it into the finals and had the race of her dreams to get her the win and bring home a gold medal. This makes Kirsten the first South African woman to win a gold medal at the World Rowing Championships.

Kirsten remains humble and often stays under the radar, but on Tuesday 10 October the high performance centre at the University of Pretoria hosted an RMB National Squad media day, just for Kirsten.

It is really encouraging for South African sports, and especially for women in sport, to see the support she received.

After the official announcement and interviews, SuperSport announced that it was going to be packaging Kirsten’s journey to gold and broadcasting it across Africa.

Kirsten McCann has united South Africans and given thousands hope!

Keep following the RMB National Squad’s journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – and beyond!

Here’s a list of articles published about Kirsten’s win:

– Beeld, 11 October 2017: My Beurt vir Goud
– Beeld (Uitgawe2), 11 October 2017: My Beurt vir Goud
– Die Burger (Oos-Kaap) , 11 October 2017: SA SE ROEFUITBLINKER: Die jaar was my beurt vir goud
– Die Burger (Wes-Kaap) , 11 October 2017: Die jaar was my beurt vir goud
– Cape Times, 11 October 2017: McCann’s medal will inspire team
– The Mercury, 11 October 2017: Kirsten’s can do attitude
– Pretoria News, 11 October 2017: McCann’s mentality earns her the gold
– The Star, 11 October 2017: McCann’s mentality earns her the gold
– Kirsten was also interviewed on SAFM and Impact Radio

Another first for rowing was including the para team in the same world rowing champs, drawing more spectators.

Watch this great interview with Sandra Khumalo who represented South Africa at the World Rowing Champs.

Thank you to the media for supporting South African athletes and sports.