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Akani Simbine's fourth-place pain reverberated through all South Africans

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Akani Simbine (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Akani Simbine (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The saying goes that the worst place to finish in the Olympics is fourth place.

While it’s a creditable showcase for excellence in your discipline, an individual who is in fourth place finishes outside of the medals, agonisingly close but with nothing to take home. 

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