Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
3 minute read
21 Nov 2021
10:50 am

Can SA’s struggling Olympic stars turn things around?

Wesley Botton

South Africa's most experienced athletes will need to deliver at the Paris 2024 Games, after they failed to make much of an impact at this year's Tokyo Olympics.

Chad le Clos after the 200m butterfly final at the Tokyo Games. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

Negotiating domestic and global Covid regulations, and competing in empty stadiums at most events, this hasn't been an easy year for South Africa's elite athletes. With the SA team returning home from the Tokyo Olympics with just three medals, a much bigger haul will be targeted at the Paris Games in 2024. That prospect, however, will require most of the nation's medal contenders to be hitting their straps at the right time, and more consistency will be required by some than was seen this season. ALSO READ: Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai reappears at public event We look back at...