Blasts from the past: Butch, Morne and Frans destroy Oz

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Blasts from the past: Butch, Morne and Frans destroy Oz

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Today in SA sports history: August 28

1999 — Hawk Makepula knocks out Jose Laureano of Puerto Rico in the first round at the Carousel casino to defend his marginal WBU junior-flyweight title.

2004 — High-jumper Hestrie Cloete and 800m runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi give SA a silver send-off at the Athens Olympics as they reach the podium within an hour or so of each other. Both ended second in their events behind Russian competitors. For Cloete, the reigning two-time world champion, it was her second consecutive Olympic silver. The two gongs pushed SA’s overall tally to six, the country’s biggest haul since the 10 medals won at Helsinki 1952...

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