Juliana Barrett has won a settlement with SASCOC over her Rio 2016 snub ©Getty Images

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has agreed to a settlement with national fencer Juliana Barrett worth 2.7 million Rand (£134,000/$153,000/€154,000) over the athlete's exclusion from the team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

SASCOC confirmed it reached an out-of-court settlement but said it "does not admit any wrongdoing or fault in this matter", according to the Sunday Times in South Africa.

The lawsuit was filed by Barrett in 2017 after missing the team, with SASCOC stating she would need to secure qualification through an international event rather than a continental qualifier.

The épée fencer qualified through an International Fencing Federation African qualifier in Algeria in April 2016, with the former Fencing Federation of South Africa President, Novak Perovic, claiming the event was open to all participants and could therefore count as a global qualifier rather than a continental one.

South Africa's women's rugby sevens team were also not selected for Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
South Africa's women's rugby sevens team were also not selected for Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

SASCOC also did not send hockey teams or a women's rugby sevens team to Rio 2016, causing discontent at the time.

Proceedings in the case against SASCOC by Barrett were postponed in 2019 after the organisation said two key witnesses were not available on that week to attend the hearing at Johannesburg High Court.

At the time of the team selection, SASCOC said they did not reject her invitation to go to Rio 2016, instead letting the invitation lapse, meaning Barrett was unable to appeal the governing body's decision before the Games.