Progress of black swim­mers

Sunday Times - - Sport | Swimming/Cricket -

Call him An­thony

An­thony Nesty of Suri­name was the first black swim­mer to win an Olympic gold, in 1988. Next was An­thony Ervin of the US, in 2000

First black woman cham­pion

Si­mone Manuel of the US was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold — at the Rio Games in 2016

SA’s black Olympic de­but

Dar­ren Mur­ray, with a B-qual­i­fy­ing time, was SA’s first swim­mer of colour at an Olympics, in 2012

SA up to 30%

The SA squads for se­niors, youth (u18) and juniors (u15) are now about 30% black, says a team of­fi­cial

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