Blast from the past: Clerk and boilermaker bring home gold
Today in SA sports history: July 13
1908 — The first Olympics to feature an official SA team kicks off in London. With only 13 athletes, SA had the second-smallest team behind Austria, with nine. The UK had 226 athletes, ahead of Denmark (126), Sweden (111), the US (68), Finland (64) and Germany (61). In total there were just 18 nations. Still, SA won a gold and a silver.
1924 — Cecil McMaster takes bronze in the 10km walk at the Paris Olympics, to become the only South African to have made the podium in a walking event at a Games...