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  • High speed crash at Olympic women’s cycling race leaves leader with 3 fractured vertebrae [video]
    Posted by on Aug 8th, 2016

    With just 11km of the Olympic women’s cycling road race to go, leader Annemiek van Vleuten had the gold medal in her sights before crashing on the treacherous decent at high speed. Van Vleuten came off her bike on a corner and hit a curb, fracturing 3 of her vertebrae and left her concussed.

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    Here’s raw footage of the crash.

    “I am now in the hospital with some injuries and fractures, but will be fine,” Van Vleuten said on Twitter.

    “Most of all super disappointed after best race of my career.” [Reuters]

    The cycling course in Rio has been described by many as being dangerous for the riders after several serious crashes on the downhill section.

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 08/08/2016
    Posted by on Aug 8th, 2016

    sa election results

    South Africa’s local government election summary. Who won what where. The ANC was left bruised and the DA energised, while the EFF emerged as kingmakers following one of the most hotly-contested elections in post-democratic South Africa [News24]

    What happens after the votes are counted: this is how coalitions work in South Africa [Mail & Guardian]

    South Africa faces an uncertain two weeks as parties scrable to form coalitions [EWN]

    Cameron van der Burgh brings in South Africa’s first Olympic medal. Van der Burgh claimed the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke [iol]

    Petrol stations across SA re still running dry after the strike in the petrochemical sector enters a second week [BD Live]

    Oscar Pistorius’ hospital, jail drama [City Press]

    The “suicide” of the wife of CEO of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty at Spier Wine estate is being investigated as a murder [iol]

    WATCH: IEC security shove #RememberKhwezi protesters [eNCA]

    Justin Bieber uncensored naked pictures finally revealed. After Orlando Bloom strips off, Justin Bieber bares all on the beach – see the uncensored pictures [Mirror]

    Metrorail trains burn in Cape Town [eNCA]

    Paul Pogba has been granted permission to have a medical in order to finalise his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United [MUFC]

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