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South African sprinter Akani Simbine recently set a new record and now he is dreaming of Olympic glory. The 22-year-old, who broke the South...
South Africa claimed five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the weekend - in lawn bowls, judo, swimming and sevens rugby. With five silvers and eight bronzes also in the bag, the team moved up to seventh place on the medals table.
Day six of the London Olympic Games was another successful one for Team South Africa as they added a third gold medal to their tally and produced more strong performances in the pool - with Chad le Clos setting himself up for another shot at Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly final.
South Africa's men's 4x100m freestyle relay team were dethroned as Olympic champions on Monday in an astonishing final in which the first five teams bettered the world record that the USA had set in the heats.
After opening their Commonwealth Games medal challenge with a title winning performance in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Team South Africa has continued picking up medals in Melbourne, with javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen landing SA's first gold in athletics.
Natalie du Toit and Fanie Lombaard were expected to deliver top-class performances at the Athens Paralympics. Both athletes proved the hype was justified on Sunday, delivering world record breaking performances to win South Africa's first gold medals of the Games.
The National Olympic Committee of SA's Operation Excellence programme is helping SA's top athletes in their quest for Olympic glory. Nocsa will spend about R50-million on its team for Athens 2004 - nowhere near the amounts spent by countries like the US, but spending wisely is spending well.