Gr8 news that more competitions have been organised for the athletes that still want to qualify for the variuos international meets.Go SA Go !!!
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Mulaudzi heads SA trio
- Updated: May 10, 2010
World 800 metres champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi will join 400 metres hurdles star LJ van Zyl and triple jumper Tumelo Thagane in action at the Diamond League in Doha on Friday, May 14, as Athletics South Africa assists its athletes in preparation for the Commonwealth Games to be held in India in October this year.
ASA also announced it will assist 800m athletes in Windy Jonas,┬á Makhanya Mapaseka, Jan Masanamela, Samuel Sepeng and Samson Ngoepe, as well as 3000 m steeplechase star Tebogo Masehla, to run in a meeting in Belgium on May 24.
During the window period in June in which athletes are required to qualify for the final teams to the 2010 CAA African Championships (to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from July 28 to August 1) and the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships (which will take place in Moncton, Canada, from July 19-25), a group of athletes including Edwin Molepo (3000m steeplechase) Mthobisi Baloyi (1500m), Sibusiso Sishi (400m), Gladwin Mzazi (10,000m), Juan van Deventer (1500m), Wouter Le Roux (400m hurdles) Elroy Galant (5000m), Tshamano Setone (5000m), Estie Wittstock (400m) and Elizna Naude (discus throw) will be assisted by ASA to compete in Europe.
Inside the SA borders, ASA and its provinces have been hard at work in creating meetings for athletes to participate in, as part of their build up for the international campaign.
Stellenbosch will play host as a coastal venue for track and field meetings on June 5 and June 18. Athletes wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should contact Brandon du Plessis on 076 187-7260.
Inland track and field action will take place at Potchefstroom on June 4-5 and on June 26. Entries can be arranged by contacting Lappies Swanepoel (between 5-10pm) on 018┬á441-1152.
Closer to Johannesburg, the Germiston Stadium will be the venue for a track and field meeting on June 19. Information can be obtained from Maggie Dicks on 082┬á675-1184.
Athletes wishing to qualify for the combined events at the above-mentioned championships will be able to compete in Potchefstroom on June 4-5 and should contact Swanepoel accordingly.