Sport And South Africa

18th June 2013
According to The Cricketer magazine, Newlands in Cape Town is second-best Test Match venue in the world in 2012. Lords was first.

The United States Olympic Committee pays out medal bonuses of ,000 for gold medal winners, ,000 for silver medals and ,000 for bronze. SASOC will give South African gold medal winners almost twice as much with each medal earning R400000 (,700). South African silver and bronze medallists will earn R200,000 and R80,000 respectively.

Oscar Pistorius is the first double amputee to participate in a track event at the Olympic Games. He bowed out of the 400m in the semi-finals having finished second in his heat at London 2012.

Natalie Du Toit became the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympics (Beijing 2008), where she placed 16th in the women's 10K race.

Having graduated from the 2011 European Tour Qualifying School, Brandon Grace became the first graduate to win four times the year after graduation. He is also the youngest South African to win four times in a single season, beating the mark of Ernie Els in 2003, who was 32 years and 325 days. Grace is 24 years and 140 days
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