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Ready, set, go! Tokyo Olympics 2021

After a year-long delay, the Olympic Games officially start on Friday in Tokyo. The event comes with some complications, though: many participants have already tested positive for Covid-19. Officials seem determined to carry on regardless. Pandemic aside – we wish! – we would like to celebrate the 185 South African athletes representing us at the Olympics. We’re hoping our star swimmer (and cutie – remember that time he accompanied a fan to her matric dance?) 😉 Chad le Clos will bring back a few more medals to make SA stand tall. Le Clos is the first South African to bring home four medals from the Olympics. SA will participate in 17 of the 33 sports, including skateboarding, climbing, judo and surfing. We wish our athletes the best – bring it home! 🏅

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 22 July 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.