People of South Africa are big sports fan. South African sports have special and honorable position in the world of sports. Soccer is the popular game in the country of South Africa. The South African national soccer team is very famous all over the world and shares a respectable position in the first line of soccer loving national teams. Cricket is the second most popular sport of South Africa. The national cricket team of South Africa has won world cup cricket and has a very strong team set up with reputed bowlers as well as batsmen of all times. Another very popular game of the country is rugby union. The national rugby team of South Africa has won the rugby union world cup in the years 1995 and 2007. Other popular sports of South Africa are golf, boxing, surfing, hockey, running, tennis, etc.
Athletics such as running race is a very popular game of South Africa. Many athletes from the country actively participate every time in Olympic Games of running races under numerous categories. Athletes from the country have also won medals in Olympic Games. The entire training system in the country for athletes is very well organized with skillful and experienced coaches from different parts of the world. They train up the athletes in every possible way to make them win in the Olympics. The athletes follow balanced and strict diet charts to maintain the proper healthy physical conditions. They also practice regular gym and exercises.
Basketball is another popular game of South Africa. There are many world famous basketball players, hailing from the country. The national basketball team of the country has won many international basketball championships. They can play the game very skillfully and win matches in a tactical way, leading them to glory. Their sports record is also very impressive.
Game of cricket
Cricket is a very popular game in South African sports. South Africa is one of the leading nations in international cricket. There are world famous bowlers and batsmen from the country. The South African cricket coaches are also highly experienced and reputed in the world of international cricket. The national South African cricket team is one of the leading competitors for world cup with other strong competitors like India, Australia and West Indies. The team is hugely respected in one-day cricket as well as international test cricket series. The team also does well in T20 one-day international cricket series, held in different parts of the world. Many legendary cricketers including batsmen and bowlers hail from the country. Many cricketers from South Africa used to participate in the great sport event of IPL in reputed teams and play well.
Chess is also a very popular indoor game of South Africa. The major chess events in the country include South African Open and South African Chess Championship. There are many reputed and famous chess players from the country. The country has skillful players in both indoor as well as outdoor games of the world.
Golf is also a very popular game in South Africa. There are many world famous golfers in the country. They participate every year in the golf sports meet and have also won many international sports events. The South African golf players have excellent tips and won many games.
The game of soccer is a very important part of South African sports. The national soccer team of the country participates in the world cup football event, organized by FIFA, every time. Many legendary and reputed soccer players belong to the country. The soccer players of the country professionally play in many reputed international soccer clubs, at different parts of the world. Cricket and soccer are the two international sports events, which held the centre stage of South African sports.
Jim is a freelance journalist, specializing in South African sports events. He has written many blogs and news on many sports event of South Africa. Many legends in sports are from this country and the country has taken strong measures to train and give birth to new legends in all the sporting activities.