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From a wheelchair to a chance at Paralympic gold

Four years ago, Ntando Mahlangu could not walk. As a 10-year old, he convinced his parents that they should amputate his legs, having been born with hemimelia, which affects the development of the lower leg. On Saturday evening, as the sun was slowly setting in Rio, the 14-year old double amputee qualified for the final of the 200m at his

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Silver is a nice colour, says Van der Burgh

Rio de Janeiro – A nervous demeanour from the day dissipated as Cameron van der Burgh won his second Olympic 100m breaststroke medal at the Rio Games on Sunday. Van der Burgh may have not retained his title but it did not matter as he still managed to get on the podium, quite a difficult feat in the 100m breaststroke.

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Russians under fire at pool over doping scandal

Rio de Janeiro – Tempers frayed at the Rio Olympic swimming competition Sunday as athletes tore into two-time doping offender Yulia Efimova after she won her breaststroke semi-final. The Russian, who was cleared to compete in Rio after a convoluted drugs case, triggered a chorus of boos when she was introduced and after the race as rival swimmers made their

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