Pietermaritzburg’s Sates will ‘just continue doing his best’ at the Olympic Games

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Pietermaritzburg quiet swimming star Matthew Sates (17) is excited about going to the Tokyo Olympics in July.
Pietermaritzburg quiet swimming star Matthew Sates (17) is excited about going to the Tokyo Olympics in July.
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South Africa’s new swimming sensation and St Charles College matriculant, Matthew Sates, has revealed the masterplan that he employed to qualify for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics and take the country by storm.

The Olympics, the world’s biggest multi-sports event, will start on Friday, July 23 and run until Sunday, August 8, in the capital city of Japan — and Pietermaritzburg’s Sates is set to be part of Team SA.

He will be among those carrying the country’s hopes during the tournament at the East Asian country after he made the daunting task of qualifying for the Olympics look easy — despite initially not making the grade.

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