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Motion On Durban Canoeists Scoop Top Honours

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that Hayley Nixon became South Africa's newest world champion when she conquered tough conditions and a very strong field to win the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships on a day that saw Team SA scoop five medals in Hong Kong on Saturday 18 November 2017;
2) understands that apart from Nixon's award, the Team won a silver in the Under 23 women's race and two junior medals, with Danville Park Girls' High School student Sabina Lawrie becoming the new junior world champion;
3) further understands that Ms Nixon, who has a rowing and surf ski background, has dedicated herself towards her lifelong dream of becoming a world champion, when she won the Surfski World Series title in 2016;
4) congratulates Hayley Nixon and Team SA for making the country proud; and
5) wishes her and the teammates well in future competitions.

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