In photos: Fans greet South African Olympians

Wonderful atmosphere at JHB airport

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Photo of South African Olympians
Caster Semenya is congratulated by swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos. On the far left is 24-year-old Henri Schoeman from Durban who claimed bronze in the men’s triathlon.

There was great excitement earlier today at OR Tambo airport as jubilant fans greeted the South African Olympians. Unfortunately gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk and silver medalist Sunette Viljoen were not there as they are travelling to compete in France. But crowd favourites like Caster Semenya, Chad le Clos, Luvo Manyonga and Cameron van der Burgh more than made up for this.

Thousands of fans awaited the arrival of the South African Olympic team medal winners at OR Tambo International airport. 
Violet Raseboya (centre with blue jacket), the wife of 800m Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya, waits for the arrival of the South African Olympic team.
Henri Schoeman (bronze, triathlon), Cameron van der Burgh (silver, 100m breaststroke) and Luvo Manyonga (silver, long jump).
Semenya receives a medal from Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula.
Semenya and Manyonga share a moment before the start of the press conference.
Rowing duo Lawrence Brittain and Shaun Keeling claimed silver in Rio.
Without fans there would be no Olympics. 
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