Sates gained valuable experience at the Olympics, says coach Riddin

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Matthew Sates
Matthew Sates

Young Pietermaritzburg swimmer Matthew Sates has been tipped to bounce back strongly, after his Tokyo 2020 Olympics journey came to an end on Thursday.

The St Charles College matriculant had two unsuccessful races, the 200m Individual Medley semi-final and 100m butterfly heats in Japan after a good start he enjoyed on Wednesday.

Sates began on Thursday with the semi-final where he did 1:58.75 on the clock, which was not good enough for him to proceed to the final on Friday.

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