Portrait – Ricky Ellis, Swimmer
Medals Galore Amid AK-47s On The Floor
Photographer: @JayCaboz for @ForbesAfricaMagazine
If you haven’t heard about it, you’ve already missed it. The 2015 Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, came and went without much ado. But, if you were South African swimmer Ricky Ellis, coming back with one gold and three silver medals from the small francophone country, it was a time of his life, in the pool and out.
“Obviously, Africa [swimming] is not considered great. But, the competition wasn’t as easy as we thought. We knew the Egyptians were going to come at us.,” says Ellis.
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Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – Virgin Active, Victory Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Publication – Forbes Africa Magazine, November 2015 edition