Gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz will be representing South Africa at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Picture: Karen Sandison/African News Agency (ANA)
Johannesburg - Caitlin Rooskrantz from JGC Gymnastics, west of Johannesburg, recently made history when she became the first South African to win a gold medal at the World Challenge Cup event in Hungary. 

Now she is looking to make more history at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, this after qualifying at the Artisitic World Championships in Stuttgart in Germany. 

The 17-year-old matric student Caitlin will be the first South African woman to compete at the Olympic Games in artistic gymnastics since the end of isolation.

Caitlin qualified with a score of 49.466, just edging fellow South African Naveen Daries, who unfortunately didn't qualify as the rules permit only one participant per country to qualify for the games. 

Not is all lost for Daries as she will have an opportunity to qualify for the the Tokyo Games at the 2020 African Championships to be hosted in Pretoria next year.

South African gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz has made history by qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.