A choir from South Africa who’ve won three international medals are overjoyed, saying it’s “just like the Olympics and football World Cup”.

Bokamoso Choir are from a town called Mabopane, just north of Pretoria, and flew home from the World Choir Games in South Korea at the weekend.

They told the Sowetan newspaper it was their first time competing at the global event that drew more than 46 countries and 400 choirs.

“Winning these gold medals has put us in a better position because now we are sitting at number four in the world standings. This has officially launched our name worldwide and will open some doors for us,” choir head Nceba Mdaka told the newspaper.

“We want to use arts and music as a get-away from poverty for these talented people.”

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