Story – ASA Athletic:- The South African team will be looking to open their campaign with a bang, targeting multiple medals on the opening day of competition at the CAA African Senior Athletics Championships which gets underway in Mauritius from Wednesday 8 June 2022.

SA Athletic team – photo provided

Three South African athletes will fancy their chances in the women’s shot put final during the morning session.  Defending champion Ischke Senekal, World U20 Championships bronze medallist Dane Roets and 21 year-old Meike Strydom are all in with a chance and will want to get as close as they can to securing a podium sweep.  Later in the afternoon session, SA champion Mbuleli Mathanga and national 5 000m record holder Elroy Gelant, will turn out in the men’s 10 000m final. The duo will be eager to put up a fight against a strong East African contingent which will want to extend its distance-running dominance on the continent.

In the men’s hammer throw final, a trio of South African athletes will also be eager to make a statement. Alan Cumming, Tshepang Makhethe and Renaldo Frechou will be aiming for the podium in the last final in the afternoon of Day 1. The SA team are aiming at reclaiming the top spot in the overall standings, after finishing second behind Kenya on the medals table at the last edition of the CAA African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria in 2018.

“Sixty athletes in the 90-strong member squad left this morning (Tuesday). The balance of the athletes (34) left as a first batch on Saturday, with another four flying in from Europe on Monday,” said Shireen Noble, the Vice-President  of Athletics South Africa, ahead of her departure with the team at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. “We hope we are going to reclaim our position by taking first place on the medals table and we are confident of achieving our goal with the strong team we have.”

Senior athlete, Wenda Nel in the women’s 400m hurdles, said: “I’m very excited to be going to the African Championships which will be my last since I’m retiring from athletics at the end of this season. So, I’m looking forward to enjoying it, do my best and try to be on the podium. All the best to the rest of the team. They must have fun and then go for it.” Benjamin Richardson, men’s 200m, said: “It’s my first time in the senior category at the African Champs, but I’m hoping to make the final and possibly s place in the podium, and post a new PB (personal best).” The five-day continental showpiece will conclude on Sunday, 12 June. No spectators will be allowed, with Mauritius remaining under Covid-19 lockdown.

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1 Akani SIMBINE M AGN 100m/4x100m
2 Henricho BRUINTJIES M AGN 100m/4x100m
3 Clarence MUNYAI M AGN 200m/4x100m
4 Sinesipho DAMBILE M AGN 200m/4x100m
5 Benjamin Anadi RICHARDSON M AGN 200m/4x100m
6 Zakithi NENE M KZNA 400m/4x400m
7 Tumisang SHEZI M AGN 400m/4x400m
8 Gardeo ISAACS M BOLA 400m/4x400m
9 Tshepo TSHITE M AGN 800m
10 Jabolane NCAMANE M AGN 800m
11 Kabelo MOHLOSI M ANWN 800m
12 Ryan MPHAHLELE M CGA 1500m
13 Mbuleli MATHANGA M KZNA 10000m
14 Elroy GELANT M ACNW 10000m
15 Ashley Fergus SMITH M BOLA 3000mSC
16 Wayne SNYMAN M AGN 20kmRW
17 Leroux HAMMAN M AGN 400mH
18 Johannes PRETORIUS M AGN 400mH
19 Sokwakhana ZAZINI M AGN 400mH
20 Sabelo DHLAMINI M CGA 4x400m Mixed
21 Antonio ALKANA M BOLA 110mH
22 Ruan DE VRIES M AGN 110mH
23 Rivaldo ROBERTS M AGN 110mH
24 Jovan VAN VUUREN M AGN Long Jump
25 Cheswill JOHNSON M CGA Long Jump
26 Mpho LINKS M CGA High Jump
27 Brian RAATS M CGA High Jump
28 Hendrik VAN WYK M ACNW Pole Vault
29 Elmar SCHUTTE M USA Pole Vault
30 Lleyton DAVIDS M BOLA Triple Jump
31 Kayle BLIGNAUT M CGA Shot Put
32 Cian DE VILLIERS M CGA Shot Put
33 Victor HOGAN M BOLA Discus Throw
34 Werner VISSER M CGA Discus Throw
35 Francois PRINSLOO M BOLA Discus Throw
36 Alan CUMMING M ACNW Hammer Throw
37 Tshepeng MAKHETHE M AGN Hammer Throw
38 Renaldo  FRECHOU M BOLA Hammer Throw
39 Johannes GROBLER M ACNW Javelin Throw
40 Philippus VAN RENSBURG M AMPU Javelin Throw
41 Marcelle DE JAGER M BOLA Decathlon
42 Jesse PEREZ M BOLA Decathlon
43 Fredriech PRETORIUS M AGN Decathlon
44 Carina HORN F AGN 100m/4x100m
45 Phindile KUBHEKA F AGN 100m/4x100m
46 Tamzin THOMAS F ACNW 100m/4x100m
47 Banele SHABANGU F AGN 200m4x100m
48 Shirley NEKHUBUI F EPA 200m/4x400m
49 Miranda COETZEE F ANWN 400m4x400m
50 Precious MOLEPO F AGN 400m4x400m
51 Marlie VILJOEN F AGN 400m4x400m
52 Prudence SEKGODISO F AGN 800m
54 Marli DIMOND F AVT 800m
55 Danielle VERSTER F ACNW 1500m
56 Carina VILOEN F CGA 1500m
57 Caster SEMENYA F AGN 5000m
58 Kyla JACOBS F WPA 5000m
59 Glenrose XABA F AGN 10000m
60 Cian OLDKNOW F CGA 10000m
61 Cacisile SOSIBO F CGA 10000m
62 Marione FOURIE F AGN 100mH/4x100m
63 Charlize EILERD F AGN 100mH/4x100m
64 Marzaan LOOTS F AGN 100mH
65 Zeney VAN DER WALT F AGN 400mH/4x400m
66 Wenda NEL F AGN 400mH/4x400m
67 Taylon BIELDT F AGN 400mH/4x400m
68 Marissa SWANEPOEL F ACNW 20kmRW
69 Shanese DE KLERK F AMPU High Jump
70 Yvonne ROBSON F AGN High Jump
72 Mire REINSTORF F BOLA Pole Vault
74 Erica MOOLMAN F USA Pole Vault
75 Danielle NOLTE F AGN Long Jump
76 Eljone KRUGER F ACNW Long Jump
77 Karmen FOUCHE F ACNW Long Jump
78 Ischke SENEKAL F EPA Shot Put
79 Dane ROETS F CGA Shot Put
80 Yolandi STANDER F AFS Discus
81 Riette HEYNS F ACNW Discus
82 Zonica LINDEQUE F CGA Discus Throw
83 Leandri GEEL F CGA Hammer Throw
84 Margaretha CUMMING F ACNW Hammer Throw
85 Marinda GREYLING F AGN Hammer Throw
86 Jo-Ane VAN DYK F ACNW Javelin Throw
87 Mckyla VAN DER WESTHUIZEN F AGN Javelin Throw
88 Jana VAN SCHALKWYK F BOLA Javelin Throw
89 Shannon VERSTER F AGN Heptathlon
1 Jan Daniel  VERSTER Team Leader
2 Suzan Buang MOLOBYE-MILANZI Team Manager
3 Jessi Marcelle KAHN Sprints Coach
4 Paul Sebastian GORRIES Relay Coach
5 Mathapelo Catherine SKOSANA Middle /Long Distance Coach
6 Daniel Petrus BADENHORST Throws Coach
7 Louis  Petrus NIENABER Jumps Coach
8 Dr. Theo KOEN Team Doctor
9 Johan HUMAN Team Physio
10 Tebogo MAGOETE Masseuse
11 Sergio Basil MULLINS Masseuse



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Athletics South Africa (ASA) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics (including Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Race Walking) in South Africa, is a member of the World Athletics and  the Confederation of African Athletics.  The association was formed in 1992 and is based in Johannesburg.

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