Did you know?

Team SA only medal-less once

2016-08-16 14:29

DID YOU KNOW ... South Africa have only returned from one Olympic Games without a medal?

In total, the Rio Olympics are the 19th Games that South Africa has attended.

Only once previously - in the inaugrual Games in 1904 in St Louis, USA - has the country failed to return home with a medal.

South Africa's greatest haul from a single Games is 10 medals - at both the 1920 Antwerp Olympics and the 1952 Helsinki Games.

South Africa's best ever Olympics in terms of gold medals won was some 104 years ago in 1912 in Stockholm.

At time of publishing, South Africa have 7 medals in Rio (1 gold, 5 silvers, 1 bronze).

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

How excited are you about the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.