South Africa’s national swimming coach, Graham Hill, says he is partly to blame for the country not having world class female swimmers.
This comes after top men’s performer, Cameron van der Burgh, claimed that the country’s female swimmers are not willing to sacrifice enough in order to reach the top.
Van der Burgh said women are reluctant to give up four, six or eight years of their lives – and that’s why they don’t reach the top.
“They’re not prepared to make sacrifices. That includes their physical condition (broad shoulders and muscles), because they don’t want to look like men,” he said.