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Apartheid Kept Her From Competing, But Her Son Just Won Gold

[DIGEST: Huffington Post, Daily Maverick]

Odessa Swarts cheered from the sidelines as her son, Wayde van Niekerk, won South Africa's first gold medal of the Games and set a world record in the Men's 400-meter in Rio yesterday. Thanks to his victory, Swarts finally gets to taste Olympic glory.

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