South Africans Doing Great Things

Olympic medal seals Brittain's rowing revival

When Lawrence Brittain participated in the 2015 World Rowing Championships, his aim was to ease back into the sport.

In October 2014, Brittain was diagnosed with cancer, but had successfully beat the disease in February last year after chemotherapy.

After his performances at the World Rowing Championships, Brittain qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he won a silver in the men's coxless pair with Shaun Keeling.

Brittain comes from a family of rowers. His father is a former rower, his older brother Matthew is a 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, while his two younger siblings James and Charles are promising national rowers.

He spoke to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Wasanga Mehana about his rowing journey.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zuko Tisani is one of the world's top 350 handpicked entrepreneurs under 25

Zuko Tisani is one of the world's top 350 handpicked entrepreneurs under 25

Zuko Tisani is also the founder of a company called Legazy Technology Conferencing and is a South African doing great things.

South Africans Doing Great Things: Randburg Mets Baseball Club

South Africans Doing Great Things: Randburg Mets Baseball Club

The Randburg Mets Baseball Club has come together in the spirit of ubuntu to aid the victims of Knysna fires #knysnafiresjozilove

South Africans Doing Great Things: Diederick Stopforth

South Africans Doing Great Things: Diederick Stopforth

Diederick Stopforth is the perfect example of the phrase "not all heroes wear capes".

South Africans Doing Great Things: Tekkie Tax

South Africans Doing Great Things: Tekkie Tax

Tekkie Tax is the biggest & funkiest national fundraising campaign

South Africans Doing Great Things: Kodumela Bokamoso

South Africans Doing Great Things: Kodumela Bokamoso

Kodumela Bokamoso has been established as a response to the growing need to develop leaders within rural communities.

Word N Sound empowering young people through literature

Word N Sound empowering young people through literature

You can make a living from your art. The Word N Sound platform encourages young talented poets to pursue careers in their craft.

Popular articles
We call it Heritage Day so it's more inclusive - Coconut Kelz (Lesego Thlabi)

We call it Heritage Day so it's more inclusive - Coconut Kelz (Lesego Thlabi)

In this segment of the Current Affairs with Coconut Kelz, satirical comedian Lesego Thlabi channels Kelz to chat about Heritage Day.

'My hubby is 75 and we still do it' - stories about sex on the other side of 50

'My hubby is 75 and we still do it' - stories about sex on the other side of 50

Is biology putting the brakes on your sexuality? Callers share their experiences of sex and growing older.

How to get rich by investing in smoking hot US and Canadian dagga shares

How to get rich by investing in smoking hot US and Canadian dagga shares

Returns of 500% are not unheard of. Is this another crypto-like bubble? Not in the least, says Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

[Watch] Dad breaks down when reunited with car sold to pay wife’s bills

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv Premium on a downward spiral, warns tech guru

DStv has lost about 140 000 Premium subscribers to Netflix over the past two years, tech expert Arthur Goldstuck.

ANC Tshwane gives mayor ultimatum on non-compliant buildings

ANC Tshwane gives mayor ultimatum on non-compliant buildings

ANC in Tshwane has given the Executive mayor Solly Msimanga 48 hours to produce occupation certificates for three buildings.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.