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SA wins Africa’s 2nd and 3rd Olympic medals

SA wins Africa’s 2nd and 3rd Olympic medals

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH Africa has won two silver medals for the African continent and they came from water sports. Tjatjana Schoenmaker won silver in the 100m Breaststroke and Bianca Buitendag, brought home silver in shortboard surfing. Schoenmaker came second to USA's Lydia Jacoby who won a shock gold medal in the women's 100m breaststroke final at only 17 years old.  In her race to silver, Schoenmaker defeated pre-race favourite Lily King, the Rio 2016 Olympic champion - who had to settle for a bronze medal. Buitendag won her first Olympic silver, with a score of 8.46 and USA's Carissa…
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LGBT+ Paralympic medal-winner Danz says coming out was ‘liberating’

LGBT+ Paralympic medal-winner Danz says coming out was ‘liberating’

HUGO GREENHALGH AT an age when many LGBT+ teenagers are coming to terms with their sexuality, gay Paralympic medal-winner Hailey Danz was coping with a bone cancer diagnosis and the decision to have her left leg amputated above the knee. Danz, a triathlete who won her second Paralympic silver medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, came out last year at the relatively late age of 29, and said the decision had proved "really liberating". "In the past, (my sexuality) was something I was always thinking about because I was using so much energy hiding who I was," said Danz,…
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