- Gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz is set to represent South Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
- The young lady became the first South African female to qualify for the 2019 Artistic World Championships
- Minister Nathi Mthethwa shared news of her achievements via social media and the story went viral
South Africans can look forward to watching the gymnastic segment of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a talented young lady will be representing the nation.
Gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz has officially qualified to participate in the Games next year after some sterling displays.
Caitlin made history by becoming the first South African female to qualify for the 2019 Artistic World Championships.
Briefly.co.za learnt that this year's event took place in Germany and that Caitlin had a huge impact.
Minister of Sport, Art and Culture Nathi Mthethwa shared the great news via Twitter and explained that she becomes the first local woman to win gold at the championships.
The tweet went viral and proud South Africans flocked to congratulate the young sportswoman.
Linda James (@DragonLady_SA) spoke from experience when she commented:
"What symmetry, grace and discipline. Congratulations! My daughter was a amateur gymnast. I know just how much goes into this sport. God bless her and her family."
LeratoMonethi-Motaung WaHlalele (@MonethiLerato) added,
"I was watching her, tears and all, win that gold medal, she was absolutely brilliant on the uneven bars! Sad though that we had to watch her online."
Aluta Continua (@pakesdikgetsi) asked a pertinent question,
"Good news indeed Minister. Now that you are in charge of sport, please consider to government recognition and support for the sport from younger levels. Currently parents have to fork out to sustain the sport. It's not even existing in townships."
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