Minister congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister TW Nxesi congratulates Team SA for topping the medal table at U18 World Championships.

Let me take this opportunity to complement our South African youth team for their remarkable achievement at the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi this past weekend, closing in top position with an overall total of 11 medals.

I am pleased with the team performance which takes place just after we have celebrated Youth Month and as we prepare ourselves for the 67 Minutes of community service for Nelson Mandela Day. This team is an inspiration to all our youth by demonstrating dedication, team work and the never say die spirit. This indeed is a major country achievement demonstrating that anything is possible.

I wish to thank those who brought us the 11 medals and to also encourage those members of the team who didn’t receive anything this time to keep trying. I say to them, it is not the end of the world. Go back to the drawing board and work extra hard.

I also take this opportunity to compliment Athletics South Africa and its President ‘Aleck Skhosana’ for this achievement, as well as the many coaches and sports officials who made this possible. Well done. You have shown us that the sky is the only limit.


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