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Blast from the past: Schoenmaker is a shoo-in at the World Student Games

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Today in SA sports history: July 8

1924 — Sidney Atkinson finishes second in the 110m hurdles for the Olympic silver at the Paris Games. In four years he will become the first South African to upgrade to gold in any event. He would remain the only South African to improve a podium position from one Games to the next until Caster Semenya in 2016. 

1933 — The Springboks take on Australia for the first time, playing the first of a five-Test series at Newlands. SA win 17-3, scoring four tries without reply. Eighthman Ferdie Bergh scored a brace, while Western Province’s legendary halfback pairing of Bennie Osler and Danie Craven scored one apiece...

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