Family the real medal winners

2016-08-23 06:00

LAUDABLE though Wayde van Niekerk’s achievement is, it should be noted that he attended Grey College in Bloemfontein, a special private school which has produced some of this country’s best sportsmen.

Much praise should be heaped on his parents and broader family, who come from disadvantaged circumstances, for enabling him to attend that school.

It must not have been easy for them to put him through Grey College, and one can only praise them for their dedication and wonder at the sacrifices they must have made.

MARGARET BATTERSBY

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