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Reasons to be Proud - #R2bP: Madibaz Sport are proud to have five representatives included in the South African team to participate at the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this month.

Those on their way to Japan for the world showpiece from July 23 to August 8 are water polo players Ashleigh Vaughan and Meghan Maartens as well as coaches Delaine Mentoor (women's water polo), Cheslyn Gie (men's hockey) and Jenny Kingwill (athletics).

Kingwill, the jumps coach, also attended the Rio Olympics in 2016, while her colleagues will be making their debut at the world's biggest sports show.

Madibaz Sport water polo manager Melinda Goosen said she was elated at the selection of the players and coach. She added that the achievement was even more special as this was the first ever SA women's side to compete in the Olympics.

Goosen also acknowledged the role of former Madibaz and national player Mentoor. Despite some of the challenges they faced in preparation, such as two training camps being cancelled due to Covid-19, Mentoor looks forward to seeing the fruits of their labour.

In the athletics arena, Kingwill will be pivotal in Team SA's quest for medals in Tokyo.

As a former athlete who has mentored many Nelson Mandela University student-athletes in long and triple jump, she will take charge of ace long jumper Ruswahl Samaai, who is a strong medal contender.

Men's hockey assistant coach Cheslyn Gie said he was excited about the "fantastic opportunity" and added that the team's objective is to qualify for the quarterfinals.

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Mr Riaan Osman
Deputy Director
Tel: 041 504 2170