SA gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz on breaking barriers, aims for 'no major faults' in Tokyo

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South African gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz (Photo supplied)
South African gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz (Photo supplied)

By the age of six, Caitlin Rooskrantz was inspired by her love for gymnastics and dreamt of representing South Africa at the Olympics.

Only eight South African gymnasts have ever competed at an Olympic Games, three of which have represented the country since its reintroduction in 1992, with rhythmic gymnast Stephanie Sandler appearing in two Games.

Fast forward to 2019, when a 17-year-old Rooskrantz made history at the Artistic World Championships in Stuttgart, becoming the country's fourth gymnast since readmission to qualify.

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