Team SA gets a rousing welcome


This is dubbed as the best performance by the SA team in the Olympics as they brought home 10 medals – two gold, six silver and two bronze. The class of 2016 equalled the nation's highest tally of 10 medals achieved at previous Olympics twice before at Helsinki in 1952 and Antwerp in 1920.


The minister of sports Fikile Mbalula called the team a “bunch of winners” and also announced that he would be increasing the reward for each medallist‚ in addition to the R500 000 incentive for gold‚ R250 000 for silver and R100 000 for bronze already pledged.

Top 10 performances:

Wayde van Niekerk 400m gold – world record holder with a time of 43.03 sec

Caster Semenya 800m gold broke the national record with a time of 1:55:28

Lawrence Brittain, Shaun Keeling men's pairs silver

Luvo Manyonga Long jump silver

Chad Le Clos 200m freestyle silver

Cameron van der Burgh 100m breaststroke silver

Chad Le Clos 100m butterfly silver

Sunette Viljoen javelin silver

Henri Schoeman men's triathlon bronze

BlitzBoks Rugby sevens bronze

See pictures below:

Excellence rewarded 

money + gold

Minister Fikile Mbalula with Rugby Blitz Bokke team


Caster and the rugby team 

team work

O. R. Tambo

OR moments

 SA United

SA United

Joyous moments


Pictures: Twitter

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