Athletics world champions Luvo Manyonga and Caster Semenya won big awards at the South African Sports Awards at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Sunday night.

Long jump star Manyonga won the overall Sports Star of the Year as well as Sportsman of the Year awards,  while  Semenya won two awards – Sportswomen of the Year and People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year.

Manyonga won gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in London early this year.

The Eastern Cape born athlete went undefeated this year in an impressive season.