Halala! South Africa's special Olympics team brings home 59 medals

Halala! South Africa's special Olympics team brings home 59 medals

- Team SA bagged 59 medals in this year's Special Olympics

- Among the successful South African athelets was runner, Kamogelo Moncho

- The team is already setting its sights on the next Olympics in 2021

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South Africa won an impressive 59 medals at the 2019 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi over the weekend.

Team SA brought home 12 bronze medals, 12 silvers and 35 golds.

The event involved competitions in several different sports featuring athletes with disabilities.

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The competition included athletics, cycling, cricket and more and saw 170 countries taking part. 

One of the stars of Team South Africa was runner, Kamogelo Moncho, who came first in both the 5 000m and the 1 500m events. After nabbing his gold medal, Moncho reportedly did a victory lap of the entire track. 

The official account for Special Olympics SA sang the athletes praises online, tweeting, "South Africa is not here to play games."

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The organisation added that it was already setting its sights on the next Olympics, which will be held in Sweden in 2021.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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