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Leaps of faith: SA’s first gymnastics champ is off to the Olympics

The physical and social price Caitlin Rooskrantz pays is daunting, but she wouldn’t have it any other way

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Caitlin Rooskrantz will be the first to admit she is not living a normal 17-year-old’s life, but it’s a small sacrifice for the ambitious young woman.

She has just qualified to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after becoming the first South African to win a gold medal at the Federation of International Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Hungary a month ago.

Times Select visited her at the Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre in Newlands last week...

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