Johannesburg – They had two boats in London and South Africa’s rowers have more than doubled their representation at next month’s Rio Olympics.
Under the strict eye of national coach Roger Barrow, the Rainbow Nation will now have no fewer than five boats taking to the water.
Road to Rio spoke to a number of rowers about the upcoming Olympics.
James Thompson said it was an opportunity of a lifetime.
“It’s fantastic to have been given the opportunity to race at the Games again,” said Thompson.