Schoeman says he has assistance, but it just is not enough to create an Olympic champion.
I want to be representing South Africa at the Olympics, and give myself an opportunity for gold, and that's why I am resorting to crowd funding.— Roland Schoeman, Olympic swimming champion
He is confident he will make the grade.
I've trained hard and I'm in a good place— Roland Schoeman, Olympic swimming champion
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<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"">He has only received 20 donations thus far totalling $1490 (R21 910.52) – so he still has a long way to go to reach his target of $50 000.
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On his page, he reminds us that he was offered R5 million US dollars to swim for Qatar – but turned it down because he is proudly South African.
To help Roland Schoeman prepare and get to the Rio Olympics go to Gofundme/rolandtorio