South African fencer misses out on Olympics

Albeit South Africa’s Number 1 positioned saber fencer, Nomvula Mbatha, 22, finished 2019 on a triumphant note, she couldn’t exhibit her abilities on the world stage because of an absence of subsidizing.

“I was planning to go to the Olympics one year from now in Japan, however the assets are not there,” she told at her home in Diepkloof, Soweto, on Thursday.

Mbatha completed undefeated in the national ladies’ saber fencing class during the Open Title Titles in KwaZulu-Natal in December, bearing her the gloating privileges of being the best fencer in the nation.

“The KZN national challenge was hard for me since I was fencing a troublesome adversary as she was left-given, and this is strange in saber fencing. I even cried, I don’t have the foggiest idea what occurred, yet I won the challenge,” she said.

Her positioning should concede her entrance to contend universally, be that as it may, this fantasy couldn’t be acknowledged because of financing imperatives.

“I even passed up the African Games in Morocco this year because of an absence of assets. On the off chance that I had won that challenge, I would have gone to the Olympics since I am positioned Number 1.