Tokyo: Team South Africa – FINA Olympic Swimmer Bio and SwimSA Bio

FINA Olympic BioSwimSA Bio
BINEDELL MartinMartin
COETZE PieterPieter
CORBETT KayleneKaylene
du PREEZ EthanEthan
HOULIE MichaelMichael
le CLOS ChadChad
MEDER RebeccaRebecca
SATES MatthewMatthew
SCHOENMAKER TatjanaTatjana
TANDY BradleyBrad
COACH: Wayne RiddinWayne
COACH: Rocco Meiring
COACH: Chanelle van Wyk
COACH: Cedric Finch
FINA Olympic BioSwim SA Bio
McGLYNN MichaelMichael
WEBER MichelleMichelle
Opening Ceremony of Tokyo 2020.
Team SA – the swimming team. Photo credit: Anton Geyser

Pool Swimming (15)

Men (7): Ethan du PreezChad le ClosPieter CoetzeBrad TandyMichael HoulieMatt SatesMartin Binedell
Women (8): Tatjana SchoenmakerKaylene CorbettEmma CheliusErin GallagherRebecca MederDune CoetzeeMariella VenterAimee Canny
Coaches (4)Wayne RiddinCedric FinchRocco MeiringChanelle van Wyk

Open Water Swimming (2)

Men (1): Michael McGlynn
Women (1): Michelle Weber
Coaches (2): Wayne RiddinCedric Finch


Nonkululeko (Nkuli) Mngadi

Rating: 10 out of 10.

Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony

South Africa’s flag-bearers Chad le Clos and Phumelela Mbande leading out the men and women from Mzansi with pride.South Africa were listed at No 178 for the ‘Parade of Nations’ procession, which was according to the Japanese alphabet, with 205 countries in total walking out to showcase their cultural identity – although it had to be done with no spectators in the magnificent arena due to Covid-19 protocols.

Swimmer Le Clos and hockey player Mbande held the South African flag-pole and waved it around, with the team members clad in black and white striped shirts that resembled zebras, coupled with khaki shorts and veldskoen shoes.


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