The Summer Olympic Games will commence in July. The commencement of the games will see different sports being played on a global scale. A few of these sports include athletics, swimming, gymnastics and rowing, amongst others.

Rowing South Africa qualified for the upcoming Olympics. This comes  after the South African men’s four rowing crew won gold at the Qualification Regatta held at Lucerne, Switzerland from 15 -17 May 2021.

The crew consists of Kyle Schoonbee, Sandro Torrente, John Smith and Lawrence Brittain. The crew also won all the other races they were competing in. Schoonbee from TuksRowing stated that “[They] are obviously going to [Tokyo] for one reason – and that’s to win ”. 

This would not be the first time Brittain would be at the Olympic games, either. In 2016 – while still with TuksRowing – he managed to win silver in the males pair.

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