Tatjana Schoenmaker won gold and silver medals in swimming while Bianca Buitendag won a silver medal in surfing. Hendricks says Sascoc will engage the government to assist them to reward the medalists, as Sascoc is under financial constraints. This after reports that the organisation would not be issuing medal bonuses. A crowdfunding campaign has meanwhile been started to raise funds for the athletes.
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Barry Hendricks has committed to rewarding the Team SA Olympic medalists but has not revealed the figures.