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A team of 33 athletes will do duty for South Africa at the African junior athletics championships in Mauritius on July 30-Aug 2.

The team for this, the ninth African junior championships, was chosen after  the Yellow Pages South African Youth and Junior Championships, which took place at the end of March in Pretoria; and showcased some of the finest junior talent in the country.

Several of the team members have already made their mark in international competitions as well as the recent Yellow Pages series. The team is again expected to bring back a major haul of the medals to once again underline South Africa’s strength in African athletics.

In the men’s team Waide Jooste, Ethan Floris and Patrick Vosloo in the sprints, Cornel Fredericks in the hurdles, Boipelo Mothlathlego, Dewald van Heerden, Stephan Brink and Ulrich Damon in the field events will line up as favourites in their respective events.

Caster Semenya, South Africa’s shining prospect in the middle distances, and Tazmin Brits, one of the world’s leading junior javelin throwers , will lead the medal onslaught.

Provisional team:

Men
Waide Jooste, 100m, (CGA); Ethan Floris, 100m (BOLA); Patrick Vosloo, 200m (AVT); Brent Stevens, 200m (WPA); Peter Marx, 400m (AFS); Shaun de Jager, 400m (BOLA); William Motosola, 800m and 3000m Sc (AFS); Retlale Mokone, 800m (AFS); Jerry Motsau, 1500m (CGA); Folavio Sehohle, 5000m (CGA); Joel Monne, 5000m (ACNW); Senzo Nkosi, 10000m (KZNA); Dewald Bekker, 10000m and Walk (AGN); Cornel Fredericks, 110m H and 400m H (BOLA); Kobus Moolman, 110m H (AGN); Neil de Beer, 400m H (AGN); Ruan Claassen, High Jump (AVT); Dylan Cotter, Long Jump (CGA); Boipelo Mothlathlego, Triple Jump (AGN); Apelele Rasmeni, Triple Jump (BORA); Stephan Brink, Shot Put (AGN); Dewald van Heerden, Discus (CGA); Ulrich Damon, Javelin ((ACNW); and Cheyne Rahme, Pole Vault (CGA).

Women
Allysa Conley, 100m and 200m (CGA); Melissa Hewitt, 100m (BOL); Rorisang Rammonye, 200m and 400m (ANWN); Anuschka Nice, 400m and 800m (CGA); Caster Semenya, 800m and 1500m AGN; Lindie Liebenberg, Discus (BORA) Tazmin Brits, Javelin ACNW; Gazelle Barnard, Javelin (BORA); and Corli Swart, 10000m Walk (AFS).


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