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In the week he was crowned as the world's best swimmer for 2014, South Africa's Olympic champion Chad le Clos set a new world record in the 100m butterfly - and won gold in the 200m freestyle - at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha.
It was a night that belonged to South Africa as Olympic champions Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh both struck gold at the 15th Fina World Swimming Championships in Barcelona on Wednesday.
South African Olympic cyclist Philip Buys is out to prove a point at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships starting in Pietermaritzburg on 26 August - and to give a performance that does justice to the late Burry Stander.
Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh continued to lead the South African challenge at the second leg of the Fina Arena World Cup, winning both the 50m and 100m breaststroke titles in Doha on the weekend.
South African swimmers continued to flag the country's flag high at the London Olympic Games on Wednesday, with both Chad le Clos and Suzaan van Biljon achieving notable milestones.
While Chad le Clos grabbed South Africa's second gold medal in the pool at the Olympics, other South Africans put in strong performances in various events on Monday and Tuesday - the most impressive coming from the men's lightweight fours rowing team.
South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh swam "the perfect race" to capture Olympic gold in the 100 metres breaststroke in London on Sunday evening, winning the final in a world record time of 58.46 seconds.
The Ekhaya Hospitality Centre is a warm piece of home in the British capital for the duration of the Olympics and Paralympics.
Rio de Janeiro's winning the right to host the 31st Olympiad has boosted South Africa's Olympic ambitions. A successful 2010 Fifa World Cup would enable the country to stake a serious claim to host the event in 2020.
South Africa's men's 4x100 metres freestyle relay squad has added another big title to the Olympic gold they won in world record time in Athens in 2004.
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