Blast from the past: Ryk joins Roland on the podium at world champs

27 July 2021 - 19:20 By david isaacson

Today in SA sports history: July 28

1962 — Parys paddler Nollie Meiring wins the inaugural Berg River Canoe Marathon in his rudderless canvas-and-wood boat Kelkiewyn. But after accepting the first prize, a new red Volkswagen Beetle, he was banned as a professional by the national canoeing federation. Meiring remained in canoeing, however, and drove around the country in his offending car to get to events, notching up more than 250,000km...

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