Sport 14.8.2016 02:43 pm

Parly committee congratulates silver medalist Manyonga

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13:  Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates after the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates after the Men's Long Jump Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The committe congratulated other athletes who had made South Africa proud by winning silver and bronze medals.

Parliament’s sport and recreation portfolio committee on Sunday congratulated South African long jump Olympic silver medalist Luvo Manyonga on his achievement in Rio.

“As the chairperson of the committee, I am very proud of Luvo Manyonga for grabbing the second chance that he has been given by both hands,” committee chairperson Beauty Dlulane said in a statement.

“He has made the whole country proud. As a person who has been in contact with him over the past year, I am really impressed with the way he has performed. He has proven that talent, dedication, and determination are a great combination when you want to succeed.”

Dlulane also congratulated all the other athletes who had made South Africa proud by winning silver and bronze medals. “I would like to congratulate Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos for winning three silver medals for swimming, Shaun Keeling and Lawrence Brittain for winning a silver medal for rowing, and the rugby sevens team for winning a bronze medal at Rio.”

Dlulane also wished the South African athletes who were yet to perform good luck.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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