Teen swimming star Matthew Sates looking to learn, vows to do his best at Commonwealth Games

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South African swimmer Matthew Sates (Getty Images)
South African swimmer Matthew Sates (Getty Images)
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Swimming has a new rising star in the form of 18-year-old Matthew Sates, who will look to make his professional mark at July's Commonwealth Games and FINA World Championships.

Sates came to prominence last year when he formed part of South Africa's Tokyo Olympics squad and reached the semi-finals of the 200m Individual Medley (IM).

The teen finished 14th overall in the 200m IM and 32nd in the 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

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