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The ultimate online Sports Magazine!

ISSUE 30, JULY 2016

The ultimate online sports m

CALVYN JUSTUS A DREAM REALISED...

“I MADE THE OLyMPICS!”

WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW OF

Shannon

Gardiner’s got rhythm!

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF

stanton “STiGA”

what South africa’S under-23 team CAN ExPECT FROM THE OLyMPICS

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contents Cover story Calvyn Justus A dream realised... “I made the Olympics!” Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Tyler Walker (BigRedPhotography) & Provided

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photography

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Brian lee

Coastal Photos

Carli-Ann Furno

Craig Nieuwenhuizen

Dan Lombard

Eugene Nagel (Chillipix)

Matthew Manderson

FISA Fufu Bembe GB Jordaan Igor Meijer Johan Rynners Lindsey Davis SASPA South African Jockey Academy Tyler Walker (BigRedPhotography)

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Main FeatureS Shannon Gardiner‘s got rhythm! Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: SASPA, GB Jordaan and Eugene Nagel (Chillipix)

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Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks What SA U-23 team can expect from the Olympics Words: AB Basson | Photos: Backpagepix

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Fairytale rise of jockey Lyle Hewitson Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: South African Jockey Academy & Coastal Photos

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down the barrel with lauren parsons Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

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Is s u e 3 0, Ju ly 201 6 Reggie Goodes Bringing a South African flavour to the Hurricanes Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

martin dreyer Grooming the next Dusi Duke Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

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Anneke Snyman Lawn bowls ain’t just for the elderly Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Fufu Bembe

SA’s heavyweight rowing crew to compete in Rio as brothers Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: FISA, Igor Meijer & Lindsey Davis

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#FootyTwitter5aSide From Tweets to the Streets Words: Matthew Manderson | Photos: Matthew Manderson

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Gordon Gilbert shifts gear from football to mountain biking Words: Brian Lee | Photos: Backpage Media

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youth features

Lee-Anne Diab Behind the sporting scenes Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Johan Rynners

Pablo Talbot work hard, play hard, live your dream Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: SASPA

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jarod de klerk aiming to be #1 Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Craig Nieuwenhuizen

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Calvyn Justus A dream realised... “I made the Olympics!”

CALVYN JUSTUS

Westville boys’ high school

ic the s! ”

Calvyn Justus is no stranger to international swimming events. He competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and has qualified for the Rio Olympics later this year. Game On Magazine caught up with the current South African 100m freestyle champion via Skype to find out how his Olympic preparations are going.

“i made olymp

a dream realised... “I made the Olympics!”

bigredphotography Cover photo courtesy of Tyler Walker at

www.bigredphotography.co.za

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cover story: swimming

O tra lymp in i in c g team vlog !

li st in en ter t o vi our ew

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: BigRedPhotography & Provided

Full name

Achievements

Calvyn Dylin Justus

2014 • Silver (200 m Freestyle); Bronze (100 m Freestyle) Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

Date of Birth 14 December 1995

Place of Birth Benoni, Johannesburg

High school Westville Boys’ High School

Stroke Freestyle

Teams represented Seagulls Swimming Club, South African Men’s team

2015 • 200 m Freestyle final - Doha World Cup • Gold (4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay); Gold (4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay) - All African Games, Congo 2016 • SA champion in 100 m Freestyle • Qualified for Rio Olympics

Sponsors Arena, Nutritech, GoPro, Prime

social media

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Shannon Shannon Gardiner‘s got rhythm!

Gardiner’s got rhythm!

Cornwall Hill College

0:00 / 10:14 Shannon Gardiner INterview

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Sixteen-year-old Shannon Gardiner is a senior Olympic rhythmic gymnast based in Pretoria and is slowly developing into one of South Africa’s top gymnasts. With her sights set on the 2020 Olympic Games, Game On Magazine caught up with her before training to bring you her incredible story.


main Feature: gymnastics

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: SASPA, GB Jordaan & Eugene Nagel (Chillipix)

Fast facts Full name: Shannon Leigh Gardiner Date of Birth: 25 October 1999 Place of Birth: Pretoria High school attended: Cornwall Hill College Gymnastic discipline: Rhythmic Sponsors: None

Achievements Provincial colours for Northern Gauteng South African colours Four time SA champion Fourth at the African Games 2012 Kisakallio Cup (Finland) - 10th Second at the African Games 2014 Youth Olympic Games 2014 (China) - 15th Sophia Dundee Cup 2015 - 15th World Cup 2016 (Portugal) - 16th

0:00 / 1:42 Shannon Gardiner Lisbon 2016

Shannon

Gardiner’s got rhythm!

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Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks What SA U-23 team can expect from the Olympics

Stanton “Stiga”

What South Africa’s Under-23 team can expect from the Olympics

Fredericks With the 2016 Rio Olympics around the corner, Game On Magazine caught up with former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Stanton Fredericks. The 38-year-old represented the country at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Fredericks officially retired from the game three years ago following 17 years of top flight football. The flamboyant attacker now runs several business ventures and is a Liga BBVA South Africa ambassador, a Smirnoff Raga Bolo ambassador and also gives back to the community through coaching clinics.

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main Feature: Soccer

Words: AB Basson | Photos: Backpagepix

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Stanton “Stiga Fredericks INterview

Fast facts Full name: Stanton Fredericks Date of Birth: 13 June 1978 Hometown: Newclare, Johannesburg High school: Coronationville Secondary Professional debut: Made his Premier Soccer League debut for Wits University in October 1996 Officially retired: May 2013

Notable Achievements Capped 14 times by Bafana Bafana Capped 35 times at national Under-23 level Played over 300 top flight matches Represented South Africa at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney Played top flight football for Bidvest Wits, Grasshoppers Zurich (Switzerland), Kaizer Chiefs, FC Moscow (Russia), Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United and Pierikos (Greece).

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Fairytale rise of jockey Lyle Hewitson

Kearsney College

south african jockey academy

F airytale rise of jockey

Lyle Hewitson Lyle Hewitson has defied the odds in his short career as an apprentice jockey. His dream to ride professionally began in the humble position of a work rider during his high school years. Before he knew it, his hard work paid off and he was accepted at the South African Jockey Academy at the beginning of the year. While most apprentice jockeys take over a year to receive their licence to race, Lyle received his in only three months. After riding his first winner in March, his pursuit of a career as a professional jockey has been made clear. Game On Magazine reveals the fairytale rise of this pocket rocket, whose future looks bright as he gains experience well beyond his years.

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main feature: equestrian

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: South African Jockey Academy & Coastal Photos

Full name Lyle Hewitson

Date of birth 30 October 1997

Place of birth Port Elizabeth

High school Kearsney College

Tertiary education South African Jockey Academy

Sponsor Narrow Creek Stud Farm

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down the barrel with lauren parsons

Down the barrel with

Lauren

Parsons Lauren Parsons started field target shooting when she was very young as her father did not want her shooting live rounds at the time. Little did Lauren know how good she would become and topped 2015 off as world champion. Game On Magazine sat down with Lauren at Full Draw Archery in Pretoria to bring you her story.

HoĂŤrskool Zwartkop

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University of Pretoria


main Feature: Shooting

Laure demo targe n n st par t ra sh t so oo es n f s ti ield n g

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

Full name: Lauren Parsons

Achievements

Date of Birth: 18 January 1995 Current World Field Target Federation Ladies champion

Place of Birth: Centurion High school attended: HoĂŤrskool Zwartkop

Current SA Ladies Champion

Tertiary education: University of Pretoria Rank: 7th (South Africa) Team sponsors: JSB Diabolo Pellets and Airgun Warehouse

Stefan Garlicki 2015 highlights

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Reggie Goodes Bringing a South African flavour to the Hurricanes

Reggie Goodes Bringing a South African flavour to the Hurricanes

Afrikaanse HoĂŤr Seunskool

Wellington College

Reggie Goodes has cemented himself as a front rower for the Hurricanes and was part of last year’s successful squad which only lost two matches including the final against the Highlanders. The experienced Reggie has immersed himself in New Zealand life to such an extent that many South Africans are unaware that he was born in Witbank, Mpumalanga before moving to the Land of the Long White Cloud as his father sought to find better employment opportunities. Game On Magazine caught up with Reggie via Skype to chat about his rugby and life in New Zealand.

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main feature: rugby

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

Full name

Position

Reggie Goodes

Loosehead prop/Hooker

Date of Birth

Teams represented

4 April 1991

Place of Birth Witbank

High school Afrikaanse HoĂŤr Seunskool, Wellington College

New Zealand Schools, Wellington U/16s, U/18s, U/20s; Poneke Rugby Club, Wellington Lions, Hurricanes, NZ Barbarians

Sponsor Asics

social media

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Anneke Snyman Lawn bowls ain’t just for the elderly

Hoërskool Bredasdorp

The general perception of lawn bowls is that it is a sport played by the eldery.

Lawn bowls ain’t just for the elderly Well Anneke Snyman, 22, is far from being elderly and competes at the highest level for South Africa. Game On Magazine caught up with Anneke in Midstream during South Africa’s Test series against Malaysia where we chatted about her love of lawn bowls.

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Main Feature: Lawn Bowls

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Fufu Bembe

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Anneke Snyman Interview

Fast facts H la ow w t n o bo pl w ay ls

Full name: Anneke Snyman Date of Birth: 6 May 1994 Place of Birth: Cape Town High school attended: Hoërskool Bredasdorp

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Lawn Bowling 101

Tertiary education: CPUT

South Africa’s combined results against Malaysia... Test 1 26 May 2016

Drawn

South Africa 12-12 Malaysia

Test 2 27 May 2016 South Africa 9-15

Lost

Club: Bredasdorp Rolbal Klub, Goodwood Bowls Club Teams represented: Boland, SA Juniors, South Africa Sponsors: None

Malaysia

Test 3 28 May 2016

Won

South Africa 13-10 Malaysia

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SA’s heavyweight rowing crew to compete in Rio as brothers

SA’s heavyweight

rowing crew

to compete in Rio as brothers

The Road to Rio for the South African men’s four crew has by no means been smooth sailing. In the World Rowing Championship in France last year the team narrowly missed out on qualification, while four other South African boats went on to secure their spot at the Games. With only two spots up for grabs in the final Olympic qualification regatta in Switzerland this year, the team had no choice but to shake off last year’s disappointment and grab their final Olympic hope with boldness. They went on to earn their place as the fifth boat that will represent South Africa in Rio next month. Game On Magazine reveals the story of members Vince Breet, Jake Green and David Hunt who have moved beyond being team mates through this victorious journey, and have formed a brotherhood instead. 18

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main feature: rowing

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Words: Carli-Ann Furno | Photos: FISA, Igor Meijer & Lindsey Davis

Full name

Full name

Vince Breet

David Hunt

Date of Birth 26 April 1993

st benedict’s college

Date of Birth 1 February 1991

Place of Birth

Place of Birth

Alberton

Johannesburg

High school

High school

St Benedict’s College

Tertiary education

St John’s College harvard university

Tertiary education

Harvard University

University of Pretoria

Full name

Full name

Jonty Smith (absent from interview)

Jake Green

Date of Birth

thomas moore college

Place of Birth

30 March 1994

Place of Birth

Durban

Barkley East, Eastern Cape

High school

High school

Thomas Moore College UCT

university of pretoria

Date of Birth

19 February 1992

Tertiary education

st john’s college

st andrew’s college

St Andrew’s College uct

Tertiary education

university of pretoria

University of Pretoria

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Behind the sporting scenes Lee-Anne Diab

Behind the sporting scenes

Lee-Anne

Diab

There are very few weekends in South Africa where stadiums across the country are empty because South Africans are passionate sport lovers and flock to watch their favourite sports teams or athletes like bees to honey.

They can recite the athlete’s life story as if they were living in their shoes but how many South Africans know what goes on behind the scenes to get their teams or athletes fit and ready for competitive sport. Game On Magazine takes you behind the scenes with Lee-Anne Diab, sports scientist at the Vodacom Bulls, to find out what it is that she does.

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behind the sporting scenes: sports science

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Johan Rynners

our h iew tc v er wa nt i

Full name: Lee-Anne RenĂŠ Diab Date of Birth: 7 September 1988

Tertiary education: NWU-Pukke (BA Human Movement Science and Psychology, BA (Hons) Sport Science)

Place of Birth: Johannesburg High school: HoĂŤrskool Sannieshof

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#FootyTwitter5aSide From Tweets to the Streets

Game On Magazine had the pleasure of hanging out at the #FootyTwitter5aSide tournament on 11 June 2016. The whole idea behind the tournament was to get the keyboard warriors, always throwing criticism at the game of football and its numerous teams and players, off the couch and on to the field.

We caught up with Kagiso Modise, the organiser and co-founder of the tournament, to find out more about where the idea came from and what they are looking to do with this concept going forward.

We also managed to chat to a sponsor and one of the players to get their perspective on the whole event.

0:00 / 0:00 the pleasures of #FootyTwitter5aSide

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main Feature: Soccer

Words: Matthew Manderson | Photos: Matthew Manderson

Champions Mighty Wizards - R3000

Runners up Ultimate 5 - R700

#footytwitteristhebest

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Martin dreyer Grooming the next Dusi Duke

Martin Dreyer

Grooming the next Dusi Duke

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main feature: Canoeing

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Martin Dreyer, or Dusi Duke as he’s affectionately known, is one of South Africa’s most decorated canoeists. He won the infamous Dusi Marathon seven times and is the K2 record holder. Since his retirement, he started the “Change a Life” Academy to identify and groom South Africa’s black canoeists, a sport that traditionally is not considered by the black community. Game On Magazine chatted to the canoeing legend to give you a unique behind-the-scenes look into his academy.

Achievements • • • • •

Full name

Martin Dreyer

Date of Birth 29 November 1968

Place of Birth Barberton

High school Woodridge College

Tertiary education

• • • • • • • • • •

University of Cape Town

Sponsors USN, Hi-Tec, Rudy Project

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Seven time Dusi Marathon Champion Seven time Non-Stop Dusi Champion Land Rover G4 World Champion Won the Four Square Adventure Race (Himalayas, Nepal) Won the 2012 and 2013 Freedom Challenge Ride Won the Millennium Big Five Challenge (Dusi Marathon, Midmar Mile, Comrades Marathon, Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Kilimanjaro Mountain Ascent) Natal Ironman winner Won the Garmin Wartrail twice Won the Triple Challenge Won the Avon Descent Kayak Marathon Won the Cape Point Surfski Challenge Won the Vaal Canoe Marathon Won the Breede Canoe Marathon Won the 50 Miler Canoe Marathon Won the 580km Bull of Africa Adventure Race Won the 300km Mozambique Mazda Drifter Adventure Race Won the Swazi Extreme 350km Adventure Race Won the 270km 4 Islands MTB Stage Race

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Pablo Talbot work hard, play hard, live your dream

Pablo talbot

work hard, play hard, live your dream

University hockey is experiencing an upward curve in South Africa and this is best illustrated by the pulsating Varsity Sports Hockey final where the University of Johannesburg beat the University of Pretoria 4-2. UP-Tuks' Pablo Talbot played in the final and Game On Magazine caught up with Pablo in Pretoria to find out more about him.

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Pretoria Boys’ High School

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University of Pretoria


main feature: hockey

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: SASPA

Full name: Pablo Talbot

Date of Birth: 12 August 1996

Place of Birth: Pretoria

High school attended: Pretoria Boys’ High School

Tertiary education: University of Pretoria

Teams represented: Northerns U/21 - Senior Mens, UP-Tuks 1st team, PBHS 1st team

Teams coached:

PBHS U/16A

Sponsor: Dita Hockey South Africa

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Gordon Gilbert shifts gear from football to mountain biking

Gordon Gilbert

shifts gear from football to mountain biking our h iew tc v er wa nt i

Full name Gordon Gilbert

Date of Birth 10 December 1982

Place of Birth Witbank

High school attended Crieff High School (Scotland) crieff high school

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Sponsors Specialized, Biogen


main feature: soccer

Words: Brian Lee | Photos: Backpage Media

The 33-year-old Gordon Gilbert was a professional footballer, playing as a defender, for 14 years. He plied his trade in Scotland initially with clubs like St. Johnston and East Fife before moving to South Africa where he played for the likes of the University of Pretoria, Black Aces, Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows. He was born in South Africa, but moved to Scotland with his family at a young age where he made his name in football. Upon retiring from professional football roughly four years ago due to injury, the hardworking defender took up mountain biking.

He took to the sport like a duck to water and quickly became pro after impressing all in his first Absa Cape Epic where he finished amongst the professionals as an amateur at the time. Gordon admits he was extremely disappointed at the time when he waved goodbye to his first love in football, but has described his new passion in mountain biking as a saviour. “I would have gone mad if I didn’t start mountain biking, but my first love will always be football,” says Gordon, who also has another passion - Rhino Conservation where he is heavily involved in trying to help the wildlife of South Africa.

Football • Played for the South African National Development Team against Botswana in 2008 • Reaching the Nedbank Cup final with MP Black Aces in 2008 and did not concede any goals as part of the defence • Represented Kaizer Chiefs and won the Mpumalanga International Cup and the MTN8 Cup in 2008 • Awarded the ‘man of the match award’ in debut match for Chiefs.

Mountain biking • Finished 26th at the Absa Cape Epic in 2016 • Won the Kalahari Challenge in 2015 • Won the Sabi Experience, a three-day solo event, in 2015

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jarod de klerk aiming to be #1

Jarod HoĂŤrskool Montana

de Klerk Aiming to be World #1

Sixteen year old Jarod de Klerk first picked up a bow twelve years ago after witnessing his father handling a bow. It was a case of love at first touch for Jarod who has accomplished a great deal during his relatively short career. Game On Magazine sat down with Jarod in Pretoria to find out what exactly it is he does.

Full name Jarod de Klerk

Date of Birth 7 March 2000

Place of Birth Pretoria

High school HoĂŤrskool Montana, Brainline (home school)

n

demo

Jarod n ock s tra in t g es

Ranking (SA/World)

Not currently ranked in SA due to injury (1st 2013-2015), 2nd at the World Field Archery Championships in Argentina (2012)

Sponsors

Fulldraw Archery, G5 Outdoors, Victory Archery, AAE

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youth feature: archery

wa in tc ter h vi our ew

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Craig Nieuwenhuizen

Equipment specifications Bow: G5 Prime STX 39” Sight: CBE VERTEX, Sibuya Rest: AAE FreakShow Arrows: Victory VAP/VX 23 Stabilizer: AAE Release aid: HBC Back tension release

Achievements • Won gold at the IFAA National Field Championships - 2015 • Won gold at the All African Archery Championships - 2015 • 3rd at the IFAA Indoor Championships - 2015 • 2nd at the IFAA World Field Championships - 2012 • 7th at th IFAA World Indoor Championships - 2010 • 4 time South African National IFAA Field Champion • 3 time South African National IFAA Indoor Champion • 3 time ABO/IBO South African National Champion • 2 time South African National IFAA 3D Champion

social media

Records • • • • •

World Record Field: Field Round 559/560 - 2012 World Record Field: 2-Day F+H 1117/1120 - 2012 World Record Field: Animal Round 560/560 - 2011 South African Record: 50m - 900 round 285/300 South African Record: 15 Arrow Elimination Indoor Round 146/150

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