Jessica Liss

Jessica missed going to the Beijing Olympics by a whisker. But at just 12 years of age you can bet she will be ready and able the next time the games are played. Jessica will have four years to perfect the technique that made her fall so agonisingly short of being the youngest member of the South African team to Beijing.South Africa has a proud tradition of gifted swimmers, men and women. Jessica has high standards to live up to and there is every reason to believe she will do just that.

Lunch spot: Dulce's, Walmer Park, Port Elizabeth