#FollowFriday – Chad Le Clos, Akani Simbine And More Solo Sports Stars

It's not easy being your own team - but these solo sports stars pull it off in style. Give them a follow on Instagram to learn their tricks.


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As the saying goes: “There’s no I in team,” but nobody said anything about being your own starting line-up – that’s why we’ve dedicated this week’s #FollowFriday to individual sports stars that have represented our country and made us proud on the world stage.

Chad Le Clos

Swimming phenomenon Chad le Clos (@chadleclos92) has already begun counting down the days until the 2020 Olympics, and why wouldn’t he? He recently made waves at the 2018 Commonwealth in Gold Coast, Australia by setting a new Games record for the men’s 100m Butterfly stroke along with two other gold medals, so he’s definitely pumped for his upcoming competitions.

Related: This Is What Chad le Clos Had To Say About Beating Michael Phelps

Brad Binder

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22-year-old Brad Binder (@bradbinder_41) is speeding his way through the world of motorsports. He won the Moto3 World Championship back in 2016, and is currently a Red Bull KTM Moto2 rider. His Instagram is just as fast-paced as his racing, so go check it out!

Related: Brad Binder Just Might Be The Fastest South African On Two Wheels

Akani Simbine

South African sprint star Akani Simbine (@akani_simbine) sprinted to a stunning victory in the final of the men’s 100m at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games earlier this year. The speedster finished the race in 10.03 seconds, and was followed closely by fellow South African Henricho Bruintjies.

Cameron Van Der Burgh

After adding to his gold medal tally by setting a new world record for the men’s 50m breaststroke, 29-year-old Cameron Van Der Burgh (@cameronvdburgh) is ready to take on his next challenge – The Athletics World Cup in London. Van der burgh includes a lot his workouts in his posts, making him a must-follow for anyone looking to be as fit as an olympic swimmer.

Related: Olympian Cameron Van Der Burgh’s Gym Routine For Explosive Power

Henri Schoeman

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He runs, cycles and swims – and posts on Insta. Henri Schoeman (@henrischoeman) is an accomplished triathlete who recently took home gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the Men’s Triathlon event.

Related: Henri Schoeman Won SA’s First Commonwealth Games Gold, Here’ss What You Need To Know About Him

Richard Murray

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World Champion duathlete and two-time Olympian Richard Murray (@rd_murray) is excited for the 2020 Olympics. Follow him for posts that are both motivational and aesthetic.

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