Immediately upon their return from the IAAF world championships in Berlin, the South African athletics team put their marvellous performances behind them and set their sights on even better things.

They finished ninth on the final medals table with two golds and a silver, the country’s first world championships medals of any kind since the Paris showpiece in 2003, but the athletes stressed that they were merely paving the way for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Both Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who won gold in the men’s 800m final in 1min 45.29sec after leading from start to finish, and Khotso Mokoena, the silver medallist in the men’s long jump, made it clear that "2012 is very important"……Read More

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