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Team SA profile: Sunette Viljoen

Team SA profile: Sunette Viljoen

Among the athletes that will be representing South Africa at the 2012 London Olympic Games, only one owns a world leading mark in 2012: javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen.

BMX – the cool factor

South African BMX racing champion Sifiso Nhlapo has secured his spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. But for Nhlapo his participation in the Olympics is about more than just winning medals, his dream is to get more kids onto bikes by developing the sport in South Africa.
Running into the history books

South African football in 2011

Team South Africa profile: Noko Matlou

Striker Noko Matlou is one of the most recognisable faces of South Africa's national women's football team, Banyana Banyana, which will be competing in its first Olympic Games in London.
SA sweeps medals at UCI champs

Team South Africa profile: Burry Stander

Cross-country mountain bike star Burry Stander has one overriding goal for 2012: a place on the podium at the London Olympic Games. To help him achieve this, he has turned to the South African Sports Science Institute for expert analysis and support.
Nhlapo shines at BMX World Champs

Team South Africa profile: Sifiso Nhlapo

BMX star Sifiso Nhlapo, plagued by injury since crashing in the final at the Beijing Olympic Games, managed to qualify for London despite patchy overall results in 2012. However, he knows how to produce his best on the biggest stage, as two World Championship silver medals prove.
Team SA profile: Marsha Marescia

Team SA profile: Marsha Marescia

Marsha Marescia will captain the best prepared South African women's Olympic squad ever at the London Olympic Games. A veteran of two Olympic Games and two World Cups, Marescia debuted for the national team in 2001, aged just 18.
Team SA shines at IAAF World Champs

Team South Africa profile: LJ van Zyl

South Africa 400 metres hurdler LJ van Zyl made the final at the Beijing Olympics, took bronze at the 2011 IAAF World Championships, and ran the four fastest times of 2011. It's this kind of form he'll be looking to carry into the London Olympic Games.
Team South Africa: Caster Semenya

Team South Africa: Caster Semenya

It might come as a surprise to some, but Caster Semenya, a medal prospect in the women's 800 metres at the London Olympics, is just 21 years old. She blasted into the public consciousness back in 2009, when she won gold at the World Championships at the age of 18.
Team South Africa: Bridgitte Hartley

Team South Africa: Bridgitte Hartley

South African sprint canoe star Bridgitte Hartley carries realistic medal hopes into the London Olympic Games after a remarkable performance in qualifying for the event.
Team South Africa profile: Austin Smith

Team South Africa profile: Austin Smith

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary". That's the motto that drives South African men's hockey captain Austin Smith, who guided his team through a tough qualification process to ensure their place at the London Olympics.

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