Olympic governing body SASCOC announced the first names of Team South Africa to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro yesterday.
The initial squad of 24 athletes was released after the completion of the final qualifying deadlines in some of the different sporting codes.
At the last Olympic Games in London, Team South Africa ended 23rd on the medals table with a total of six medals. The medals tally was made up of three gold, two silver and one bronze.
Cameron van der Burgh (100m breaststroke), Chad le Clos (200m butterfly), and the men’s lightweight fours rowing combination won gold medals.
Athlete Caster Semenya won silver in the 800m track race and another silver came to Le Clos in the 100m butterfly race, while canoeist Bridgitte Hartley bagged the bronze medal in the K1 500m.