JOHANNESBURG - South African Sports Star of the Year Chad Le Clos on Wednesday officially received his prizes from the South African Sports Awards.
Le Clos was voted Sports Star of the Year after winning a gold and a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula handed le Clos with his R1 million cheque and keys to a brand new BMW.
Meanwhile, the Olympic gold medallist said he was not resting on his laurels after beating Michael Phelps during the Olympics.
Le Clos said he was working hard to better his personal best.
He said he has tournaments lined up this December.
“I have world championships in a week’s time in Istanbul. There’s a lot of pressure on me to perform there, but I’m grateful of all the support that I’ve received.”
At the same time, Sportswoman of the Year, Caster Semenya, also received her new car.
Each of the SA Sports Awards category winners received their cheques of R130,000.
Various charities were given a share of the proceeds from the SMS voting for the Sports Star of the Year.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)