South African Athletics

Viljoen, Mokoena make Olympic history

2016-07-14 14:09
Sunette Viljoen (AFP)

Cape Town - Sunette Viljoen and Khotso Mokoena will be taking part in their fourth Olympic Games in Rio next month after they were named in the 137-strong SA team on Thursday. 

Full Team SA Rio Olympic squad

Viljoen, 32, finished fourth in the javelin at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Mokoena, 31, meanwhile, won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, but finished eighth in London in the long jump. 

The pair will join swimmers Roland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling, and athlete Hendrick Ramaala as the only South Africans to have appeared at four Olympic Games.

The Rio Olympics will run from August 5-21.

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