South African Athletics

ASA pulls Hogan from IAAF World Champs

2017-07-25 07:00
Victor Hogan (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Athletics South Africa (ASA) has taken the decision to withdraw discus thrower Victor Hogan from the initial list of 24 athletes going to the IAAF World Championships in London to be held from August 4-13, 2017.

This follows IAAF correspondence rejecting Hogan’s entry as part of Team SA.

ASA had entered his name as the area champion based on his win of the continental title at the CAA 20th African Senior Championships in Durban in June 2016.

But the IAAF in its decision has noted that because of his subsequent last year suspension for testing positive for a prohibited substance, all performances achieved in that period are not recognised and have been scrapped.

In 2016 the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that Hogan’s sample from the South African Championships in Stellenbosch in April had tested positive for the prohibited substance, methylhexaneamine which is a specified substance.

He requested the B-sample to be analysed which confirmed the A-sample. He subsequently received a ban for this and returned to competition in 2017.

The final team to London will now consist of 17 men and six women and will be led by ASA Track and Field chairperson, Pieter Lourens.

Men 

100m

Akani Simbine, Thando Roto

200m 

Akani Simbine, Wayde van Niekerk, Clarence Munyai

400m 

Wayde van Niekerk, Pieter Conradie

10 000m

Stephen Mokoka

Marathon

April Lusapho, Sibusiso Nzima, Desmond Mokgobu

110m hurdles

Antonio Alkana

Long Jump

Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai, Zarck Visser

Shot Put

Oratio Cremona, Jaco Engelbrecht

Javelin

Rocco van Rooyen

20km walk

Shange Lebogang

Women

100m

Carina Horn

800m

Caster Semenya

Marathon

Mapaseka Makhanya, Jenna Challenor

400m

Wenda Nel 

Javelin

Sunette Viljoen

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