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SA Sports Stars of 2022: Lara’s double-gold seals top honour

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South African swimmer Lara van Niekerk
South African swimmer Lara van Niekerk
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News24 Sport chief writer

The nearly-completed calendar year was another where some of South Africa’s most prominent, major-code sports teams veered toward underwhelming.

But the country is nothing if not tenacious and eternally capable of surprise … which helped explain why individual sportspeople rose, phoenix-like, to have us bursting with pride at varying times.

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