Johannesburg - South Africa's performance at the Olympic Games was the best since the end of apartheid, Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy said on the team's arrival in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
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"The young people standing with you, those medals round their shoulders, they deserve a big round of applause," he said.
She called his fellow swimming medallist Chad Le Clos, "No Stress Le Clos" for his approach to beating United States swimmer Michael Phelps.
"I train with them and I know what it's like for them. It's very inspiring," he said.