Ryk: 12 medals too high
Johannesburg - Olympic gold medal winner Ryk Neethling expects South Africans to do well at the London Games this year, reports the Sowetan
He said: "I think we will be getting less medals than the 12 being targeted, but I'm sure the athletes will do well.
"We have some quality athletes who will be representing the country."
South African Olympians have been set a 12-medal target for the London
Olympics by officials desperate to put behind them a dismal showing in
Beijing four years ago.
A silver medal from long jumper Khotso Mokoena was the sole reward after
sending 265 athletes to China and strict qualifying conditions have
been set ahead of the 2012 Games to try and avoid similar embarrassment.
organisation president Gideon Sam said three years ago that he wanted
12 medals in London and has not budged from his stance despite
widespread scepticism among a public and media weary of false sporting
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