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South Africans inspired by Olympic success

String of major achievements in London games boosts interest in sports back home.

Last updated: 09 Aug 2012 01:39
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Many sports mad South Africans have drawn much inspiration from the country's success in the London Olympic games. 

South African athletes have won three gold medals and one silver in swimming and rowing. The achievements have boosted interest in sports back home.

Tania Page reports from Pretoria, South Africa.

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