Highlights for South Africa this week at the Olympics

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2020 Summer Olympic Games 

Tokyo, Japan 

July 23 - August 8, 2021
South African superstar Chad Le Clos is set to take part in the men's 200 meters butterfly final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 28.
The four-time Olympic medalist finished in a time of 1:55.06 and that time was enough to see Le Clos qualify third fastest for the final.
Le Clos will be keen to emulate his compatriot Tatjana Schoenmaker by winning a medal in the swimming event in Japan. 

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Schoenmaker claimed South Africa's first Olympic medal in Tokyo as she took silver in the women's 100 meters breaststroke final on July 27.
Meanwhile, South African men's football team will be desperate for a win when they face Mexico in their final Group A match at the Sapporo Stadium on July 28. 
Coach David Notoane's side can only reach the knockout phase if they defeat Mexico and the other result between hosts Japan and Mexico goes their way.

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“We have to go to the last game and play for our pride and try our best to get to the next round,” Notoane said after his side lost 4-3 to France on July 25.
“We will go and display the kind of football that South Africa is capable of. It is a chance for the players to market themselves 
"And we should take the last game as our prize and an opportunity to go home with our heads held high."
The men's individual golf event at the Tokyo Olympic Games is scheduled to take place from 29 July to 1 August 2021 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. 
Garrick Higgo in action
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South African duo of Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout will be among the 60 golfers from 35 nations who are expected to compete.
While South Africa's men's and women's field hockey teams will be in action between July 28 and 31 as they battle to qualify for the knockout phase. 
Furthermore, Athletics' track and field events will start on July 30 with Akani Simbine set to take part in the 100 meters preliminary round race on July 31.
His compatriot Wayde Van Niekerk will begin his defence of the 400 meters gold medal when he competes in the preliminary round on August 1.
The 29-year-old won the gold medal with a world record time of 43.03 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. and he will be confident of retaining his gold medal.

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Published: 07/28/2021