Team SA announced for upcoming Rio Olympics
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has announced an additional 113 athletes to Team South Africa for the 2016 Rio Olympics in August.
The aforementioned athletes were required to complete the final qualification deadlines and are now affirmed to take part – extending the whole confirmed team of South Africa to a total of 137 athletes.
Team South Africa will be representing the country in various sporting codes, including three team sports: Sevens Rugby, the Banyana Banyana women’s football team and the U23 men’s football team. The individual or paired codes where SA will also partake include: badminton, equestrian, golf, judo, rowing, triathlon, cycling, gymnastics, sailing, swimming and ultimately athletics.
39 athletes will represent South Africa in the latter code, with track stars, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya posing the greatest prospect of bringing back gold. Other promising gold medal prospects for South Africa include swimmers, Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh, as well as the Blitzboks in the Sevens Rugby.
The Rio Olympics 2016 will be held from August 5th-21st.
Team South Africa athletes and their sporting codes:
Diving: Julia Vincent
Marathon swim: Michelle Weber, Chad Ho
Chad le Clos, Jarred Crous, Dylan Bosch, Calvyn Justus, Cameron van der Burgh, Sebastien Rousseau, Michael Meyer, Christopher Reid, Matthew Meyer, Myles Brown, Bradley Tandy, Douglas Erasmus
Managers/Coaches: Shawn Adriaanse, Graham Hill, Dean Price, Cedric Finch, Igor Omeltchenko, William Sherritt, Alasdair Hatfield
Women (marathon): Irvette Van Zyl, Christine Kalmer, Lebo Phalula
Men (marathon): Lusapho April, Sibusiso Mzima, Lungile Gongqa
Carina Horn, Alyssa Conley, Tsholofelo Thipe, Justine Palframan, Caster Semenya, Wenda Nel, Dominique Scott, Lynique Prinsloo, Sunette Viljoen, Anel Oosthuizen
Akani Simbine, Henricho Bruintjies, Tlotliso Leotlela, Clarence Munyai, Anaso Jobodwana, Wayde van Niekerk, Jacob Rozani, Rynhardt van Rensburg, Elroy Gelant, Stephen Mokoka, Antonio Alkana, Lindsay Hanekom, Louis van Zyl, Le Roux Hamman, Ruswahl Samaai, Luvo Manyonga, Stefan Brits, Khotso Mokoena, Rocco van Rooyen, Willem Coertzen, Lebogang Shange, Wayne Snyman, Marc Mundell
Managers/Coaches: Irma Reyneke, Paul Gorries, Terseus Liebenberg, Maryna van Niekerk, Pieter Lourens and James Moloi
Manager/Coach: Chris Dedman
Manager/Coach: Craig Mustard
An-Li Kachelhoffer, Ashleigh Moolman- Pasio
Daryl Impey, Louis Meintjes, Kyle Dodd, Alan Hatherly, James Reid
Manager/Coach/Mechanics: Brett Coates, Jonnathan Chislett, Carl Pasio, Douglas Ryder, JP Jacobs, Gary Blem
Manager/Coach: Ingeborg Sanne
Groom: Kirsty Taylor
Roxanne Barker, Amanda Dlamini, Andile Dlamini, Refiloe Jane, Bambanani Mbane, Mamello Makhabane, Stephanie Malherbe, Noko Matlou, Sanah Mollo, Robyn Moodaly, Linda Motlhalo, Octavia Nogwanya, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Lebohang Ramalepe, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Leandra Smeda, Janine Van Wyk, Nothando Vilakazi
Managers/Coaches: Barney Kujane, Vera Pauw, Desiree Ellis, Francis Chansa, Shilene Margaret Booysen
Jody February, Itumeleng Khune, Ishmael Mngonyama, Rivaldo Coetzee, Abbubaker Mobara, Mothobi Mvala, Erick Mathoho, Tebogo Moerane, Tercious Malepe, Gift Motupa, Maphosa Modiba, Deolin Mekoa, Phumlani Ntshangase, Keagan Dolly, Tyroane Sandows, Lebogang Mothiba, Menzi Masuka, Tashreeq Morris
Managers/Coaches: Levy Ramajoe, Owen da Gama, Thabo Senong, Predikumar Bhaktawer, Simone Conley
Paula Reto, Ashleigh Simon
Brandon Stone, Jaco van Zyl
Chris Simmons, Jason Reynolds, Deon Flowers, David Buhai
Manager/Coach: Gary Player
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Manager/Coach: Jonathan Okada
Manager/Coach: Nikola Filipov
Kirsten McCann, Kate Christowitz, Ursula Grobler, Lee-Ann Persse
James Thompson, John Smith, Shaun Keeling, Lawrence Brittain, Jake Green, David Hunt, Vincent Breet, Jonathan Smith
Manager/Coach: Roger Barrow, Andrew Grant, Paul Jackson
Dylan Sage, Philippus Snyman, Timothy Agaba, Albertus Smith, Werner Kok, Kyle Brown, Cheslin Kolbe, Rosko Specman, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Seabelo Senatla, Juan de Jongh
Manager/Coach: Ashley Evert, Neil Powell, Renfred Dazel, Alan Temple-Jones
Stefano Marcia, Asenathi Jim, Roger Hudson
Manager/Coach: Brevan Thompson
Gillian Sanders, Mari Rabie
Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman
Manager/Coach: Kate Roberts, Lindsey Parry
Chief Medical Officer: Dr Kevin Subban
Doctors: Danielle Lincoln; Paul Maphoto, Karen Schwabe
Chief Physiotherapist: Grace Hughes
Physiotherapists: Hugh Everson, Ashleigh Hansen, Collin Hill, Avilarsh Lukhan, Given Motha, Hendrik Maree, Rannoa Ntseke, Eva Ramashala and Sandhya Silal
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