Well, that question did not seem to bother some athelets whom some won Gold, Silver and Bronze, respectively. And that made sense, stru!
We hope those who did not make it, would take a leaf from their counterparts and improve without looking back and sulking!
Yep, we might have been the highest in Africa for collecting medals than our counterparts but that alone, does not bode well for it would send a negative message that coming second last is the best option.
That should not be the case, because when that mentality creeps in we shanll tell our children that coming second or last, for that matter is OK. Wrong…
The Sport Ministry and SASCOC should convene an urgent BOSBERAAD and map way forward as we prepare for Rio.
This morning, despite the below performance at the Olympics, our heroes and under-achievers were welcomed by the Fikile Mbalula, minister of Sport and Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the OR Tambo Airport.
Well wishers came in droves to see in person the likes of Silver Medalist Caster Semenya, canoeist Bridgette Hartley, Gold Swimmer Chad le Clos and fellow medalist Cameron van Der Burgh.
The ‘FAB FOUR’ and Gold medalists’ rowers Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and James Thompson, were the toast of town.
At yesterday’s media brief, Mbalula congratulated all athletes for their efforts thus far and noted that they have given it their very best and brought pride to our nation.
Now that the dust has settled down, we ask for (TEN-POINT PLAN) to be implemented by respective sport organizations in partnership with Sport Ministry in turning around this dire situation and by God’s WILL get this monkey off our backs, sooner!