South Africa’s oldest Olympian is a true inspiration

South Africa’s oldest Olympian is a true inspiration

Dallas Oberholzer has reached the peak of his much-loved sport, making his debut as a 46-year-old Olympian.

Dallas Oberholzer Instagram Olympian
Source: Instagram/@DallasAfrica

The skateboarder from Johannesburg, who now lives in Durban, made South Africa proud in Tokyo by showing anything is possible!

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Oberholzer made his debut in the men’s park discipline on Thursday. The salt and pepper bearded South African recently said: “All the years I’ve travelled to go skateboarding I never thought I’d be a dude in a tracksuit representing my country. Now I’m representing the continent - Mama Africa.” 

Even though Dallas was not in the running for a medal, he said: “Such positive vibes amongst us (skateboarders at the Olympics) all knowing we made it to an event that’s gonna make skateboarding accessible to more people throughout the world.”

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We’ve been boasting with pride and proudly watching our Olympic talents!

Kyle Blignaut, 21 of Tuks, qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Look out for Tuks’ Blignaut as he is a favourite to win the gold medal today!

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Image credit: Instagram/@dallasafrica

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