Today, 20 years ago, Josiah Thugwane wins gold at Olympics


Josiah Thugwane became the first Black South African athlete to win an Olympic gold medal during the Atlanta Marathon on August 4 1996.

The Bethal born runner first broke into the international scene the year prior when he won gold at the Honolulu Marathon.

He ran his face marathon in 1991.

Source: South African History Online

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