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• SUNETTE VILJOEN AIMS FOR FIFTH OLYMPICS: "NO MATTER WHAT, I WILL GET BACK UP"

Age has never been a barrier for Sunette Viljoen.

At only 17 years, she became the youngest South African woman to play international cricket.

In 2021 she hopes to celebrate her 38th birthday as a javelin Olympic champion.

And the Rio 2016 silver medallist is not planning a Tokyo 2020 swansong at her fifth Olympics.

“I hate it when someone speaks to me and says you are probably now focused on ending your career. I am nowhere near ending it,” she said in an exclusive interview with the Olympic Channel.

After success at Rio, the Olympic silver medallist has fought hard to get back on the field, after battling a lower back injury for two years.

The former fast bowler now has an extra year to prepare to realise her dream to be an ‘Olympic champion.’

Read More on: olympicchannel.com
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