Follow Team SA as they begin their medal chase in the IAAF championships

2015-08-21 13:40
Akani Simbine (Beeld)


Beijing – National 100m record joint holders Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies will headline Team SA’s opening day at the IAAF World Championships that start in Beijing, China, tomorrow. 

The two sprinters are among the 10 South Africans who will begin the chase for medals at the nine-day event that has Jamaica’s Usain Bolt as the draw card. 

Simbine and Bruintjies are likely to face Bolt in the heats but this will depend on the draw after the preliminary rounds. 

Follow Team SA – The week ahead (in South African time) 

Day 1 – Saturday 

Marathon final – Desmond Mokgobu, Benedict Moeng and Sibusiso Nzima (1.35am) 
3000m steeplechase round one – Tumisang Monnatlala and Dikotsi Lekopa (4.25am) 
Men’s 800m round one – Rynhardt van Rensburg (5.50am) 
Men’s 400m hurdles round one – LJ van Zyl and Cornel Fredericks (12.35pm) 
100m round one – Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies (1.20pm) 
10 000m final – Stephen Mokoka (2.50pm) 

Day 2 – Sunday 

20km race walk – Lebogang Shange (2.30am) Women’s 400m hurdles round one – Wenda Nel (4.50am) 
Men’s 400m round one – Wayde van Niekerk (5.10am) 
Women’s 100m round one – Carina Horn (6am) 
*Men’s 400m hurdles semifinal – LJ van Zyl and Cornel Fredericks (12.40pm) 
*Men’s 100m semifinal – Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies (1.10pm) 
Shot put final – Orazio Cremona (1.30pm) 
*Men’s 800m semifinal – Rynhardt van Rensburg (2.15pm) 
*Men’s 100m final – Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies (3.15pm) 

Day 3 – Monday 

Long jump qualification – Khotso Mokoena, Zarck Visser and Ruswahl Samaai (4am) 
Women’s 400m round one – Justine Palframan (4.45am) 
Men’s javelin qualification – Rocco van Rooyen (1pm) 
*Women’s 400m hurdles semifinal – Wenda Nel (1.10pm) 
*Women’s 100m semifinal – Carina Horn (1.40pm) 
*Men’s 400m semifinal – Wayde van Niekerk (2.05pm) 
*3000m steeplechase final – Tumisang Monnatlala and Dikotsi Lekopa (3.15pm) 
*Women’s 100m final – Carina Horn (3.35pm) 

Day 4 – Tuesday 

*Women’s 400m semifinal – Justine Palframan (1.05pm) 
Long jump final – Khotso Mokoena, Zarck Visser and Ruswahl Samaai (1.25pm) 
200m round one – Anaso Jobodwana (1.30pm) 
Men’s 400m hurdles final – LJ van Zyl and Cornel Fredericks (2.25pm) 
*Men’s 800m final – Rynhardt van Rensburg (2.55pm) 

Day 5 – Wednesday 

Triple jump qualification – Khotso Mokoena (4am) 
Women’s 800m round one – Caster Semenya (4.25am) 
110m hurdles round one – Antonio Alkana (5.20am) 
*Men’s javelin – Rocco van Rooyen (1.05pm) 
Women’s 200m round one – Justine Palframan (1.15pm) 
Men’s 200m semifinal – Anaso Jobodwana (2.30pm) 

Day 6 – Thursday 

Discus throw qualification – Victor Hogan (3.30am) 
1 500m round one – Johan Cronje and Dumisane Hlaselo (4.35am) 
*110m hurdles semifinal – Antonio Alkana (1.05pm) 
*Women’s 200m semifinal – Justine Palframan (1.35pm) 
*Women’s 800m semifinal – Caster Semenya (2.05pm) 
*Men’s 200m final – Anaso Jobodwana (2.55pm) 

Day 7 – Friday 

100m decathlon – Willem Coertzen (3am) 
Long jump decathlon – Willem Coertzen (4.05am) 
Shot put decathlon – Willem Coertzen (5.55pm) 
Women’s javelin throw – Sunette Viljoen (1pm) 
400m decathlon – Willem Coertzen (2.20pm) 
*Women’s 200m final – Justine Palframan (3pm) 
*110m hurdles final – Antonio Alkana (3.20pm) 

Day 8 – Saturday 

50km race walk final – Marc Mundell 1.30am) 
4x100m relay round one – Team SA (6.20am) 
Javelin decathlon qualification – Willem Coertzen (1pm) 
*Women’s 800m final – Caster Semenya (1.15pm) 
*Discus throw final – Victor Hogan (1.50pm) 
1 500m decathlon final – Willem Coertzen (2.10pm) 
*4x100m relay final – Team SA (3.10pm) 

Day 9 – Sunday 

*Women’s javelin throw final – Sunette Viljoen (12.45pm) 
*1 500m final – Johan Cronje and Dumisane Hlaselo (1.45pm) 
* Denotes if the athlete had progressed. Beijing is six hours ahead of South Africa 


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