Cape Town - Following further invitations by the
IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) has revised its team list of athletes increasing
the total number to 29 members to compete at the World Championships in London to
be held between August 4-13.
Discus thrower Victor Hogan is back on
the team. Rikenette Steenkamp who narrowly missed out on the 100m hurdles IAAF qualifying criteria, was the other invited by the global body to
participate in their specialist events after being selected to fill
"quotas" in order to complete the fields in these respective
Hogan was initially dropped after IAAF
had rejected his inclusion as African champion due to his suspension for a
banned substance that subsequently nullified his records over that period.
The team will be spearheaded by 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk and Olympic 800m champion
While some team members are already in
Europe, where they are based during the international season, the majority of
the squad will depart SA shores for the English capital on Monday evening.
"Good luck to every athlete who
has been selected to compete at the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships,"
said ASA President, Aleck Skhosana.
performances by the teams which participated at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the 2017
CAA African Under-20 Championships and the 2017 IAAF World Under-18 Championships, we
believe this team will again represent our country with pride and we call on
each of them to give their best."
29-strong SA team for the IAAF World Championships in London from August 4-13:
Akani Simbine, Thando Roto
Akani Simbine, Wayde van Niekerk, Clarence Munyai
Wayde van Niekerk, Pieter Conradie
April Lusapho, Sibusiso Nzima, Desmond Mokgobu
Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai, Zarck Visser
Oratio Cremona, Jaco Engelbrecht
Rocco van Rooyen
Caster Semenya, Gena Lofstrand
Mapaseka Makhanya, Jenna Challenor
Justine Palframan, Gena Lofstrand, Ariane Nel, Zoe Engler, Caster Semenya, Wenda Nel