Organ donors become world class athletes

Johannesburg, 2 September 2015 - Some South Africans who've had organ transplants, have become world-class athletes. A team of 47 returned home on Wednesday from the World Transplant Games in Argentina. And they've brought 84 medals back with them. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - And finally, some South Africans who've had organ transplants, have become world-class athletes.

A team of 47 returned home on Tuesday from the World Transplant Games in Argentina and have brought 84 medals back with them.

Janike Venter had a kidney transplant in 2013 but that hasn't stopped her from competing in squash and badminton.

She scooped a gold medal at the World Transplant Games, though it hasn't been an easy road. 

Venter says, "After the transplant there is lots of medication you have to take and you don't have such energy anymore but with time it all comes together and you get your energy back."

The Games are held every second year,  offering a range of sports from athletics and tennis to golf and swimming. 

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