Olympics swimmer and Durbanite Emma Chelius talks #Tokyo2020

Inspiring conversation with SA Olympics swimmer and Durbanite, Emma Chelius

Durban's finest swimmer has returned from the #Tokyo2020 Olympics and she chats with DKS about her experience representing Team Mzansi.

Olympics swimmer and Durbanite, Emma Chelius
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25-year-old Emma Chelius was part of Team Mzansi representing us at the celebrated  #Tokyo2020 Olympics. When we say us, we are don't just mean South Africa. Chelius is born and bred from KwaZulu-Natal and having her in global swimming pools makes us proudly fly our Durbanite flags even higher. 

When she arrived in the studio, her quirky personality naturally dived into the interview with our lively team. 

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She broke her own national women’s 50m freestyle mark at the Tokyo Olympics which is something she celebrates regardless of not being a gold medalist; making it to the semi-final is an achievement she holds quite close to her heart. 

Taking into account how her swimming career kicked off, it is inspiring how she made it all the way to a national level as a swimmer. 

"When I was eight months old, I accidentally fell into the pool and sank like a stone. My parents got a huge fright and my mum immediately started teaching me water safety and enrolled me in swimming lessons," she shared. 

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In this interview she shares her honest opinion about the Team Mzansi zebra-striped kit. At first she and the rest of the week were reluctant but the kit received such beautiful reviews from the other athletes from other countries. 

In this high-energy fun interview with this talented young lady she spills all the details regarding her experience at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics. 

If you missed it, watch the first half here: 

"When I was eight months old, I accidentally fell into the pool and sank like a stone. My parents got a huge fright and my mum immediately started teaching me water safety and enrolled me in swimming lessons.

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The rest of the interview includes details about her golden picture with Olympics tennis player, Novak Djokovic. She also shares how it felt meeting the 3m tall Chinese basketballer, Yao Ming. 

This and more from the #Tokyo2020 Olympics including the cardboard beds in this podcast below. 

Take a listen: 

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If it was not clear and obvious already, Durban really does produce world-class talent. 

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