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Team South Africa named for the 2016 Rio Olympics

SASCOC on Thursday announced an additional 113 athletes to the Team South Africa squad that will carry the nation’s flag at the 2016 Olympic Games to be held from 5-21 August in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
The additional names come after the completion of the final qualifying deadlines in the various sporting codes, bringing the final number of competitors for Rio to 137. The initial 24 names were released on 25 May 2016.
Joining Team SA in Rio will be an exciting 39 athletes from the athletics code who have all met the set standards to compete at Olympic Games. Some athletes such as Caster Semenya, Wenda Nel, Wayde van Niekerk and Stephen Mokoka have also qualified for more than one event but will only concentrate on disciplines of their specialty.
In addition to the athletics list are athletes from other sports which include three team sports: Rugby sevens, the Banyana Banyana women’s football side and the Under-23 Men’s football team, badminton, equestrian, golf, judo, rowing and triathlon.
SASCOC President Gideon Sam congratulated the members of the squad: “You have all earned the ultimate honour of representing your country. We have every faith in you excelling at your various events. Attending the Olympics is the pinnacle of a sportsman’s dream. Go and showcase the rainbow nation to the best of your ability.”
Tubby Reddy, SASCOC CEO and Chef de Mission congratulated the final team: “Congratulations to all athletes who have had the honour to be selected as part of Team South Africa and compete in this prestigious sporting event.
‘We’re confident that the team is the creme de la creme of sporting talent, with most of them having represented the country in international sporting events previously. We therefore wish them well and as the Olympic body we will rally behind you all the way. Do the country proud and go well,” Reddy concluded.
Managing and coaching additions to the squad are also hugely experienced personnel who have occupied these positions previously in different sporting events.
An incentive programme has been designed to incentivise athletes to medal at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

All medallists at both Olympic and Paralympic Games will receive incentives as follows:
Individual medal winner:
Athlete                       Coach
Gold:        R500 000        R400 000        R100 000
Silver:        R250 000        R200 000        R  50 000
Bronze:        R100 000        R 80 000        R  20 000

The incentive amount received will be split 80% to the athlete and 20% to the coach of that specific athlete. This principle was established with the understanding that the Coach plays an important role in coaching and mentoring the Athlete and hence the coach incentive of 20%.
Team events and Relay event winners:
In the case a medal is won by a team event or a relay team which counts as one medal, the incentive amount will also be as follows:

Athlete        Coach
Gold:        R500 000        R400 000        R100 000
Silver:        R250 000        R200 000        R  50 000
Bronze:        R100 000        R 80 000        R  20 000

80% of the incentive amount received will be paid to the athletes and must be equally split between the team’s or relay team’s athletes. And 20% of the incentive amount will be paid to the head coach of that specific sport code.

The full and final athletes in Team South Africa for the 2016 Olympics (includes the list that was announced in May 2016)

AQUATICS
Diving: Julia Vincent
Marathon swim: Michelle Weber, Chad Ho

Men
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

ATHLETICS
Women (marathon): Irvette Van Zyl, Christine Kalmer, Lebo Phalula
Men (marathon): Lusapho April, Sibusiso Mzima, Lungile Gongqa

Women
Carina Horn, Alyssa Conley, Tsholofelo Thipe, Justine Palframan, Caster Semenya, Wenda Nel, Dominique Scott, Lynique Prinsloo, Sunette Viljoen, Anel Oosthuizen

Men
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

BADMINTON
Men
Jacob Maliekal
Manager/Coach: Chris Dedman

CANOEING
Women
Bridgitte Hartley
Manager/Coach: Craig Mustard

CYCLING
Women: An-Li Kachelhoffer, Ashleigh Moolman- Pasio

Men
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

EQUESTRIAN
Women
Tanya Seymour
Manager/Coach: Ingeborg Sanne
Groom: Kirsty Taylor

FOOTBALL
Women
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

Men
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

GOLF
Women
Paula Reto, Ashleigh Simon
Men
Brandon Stone, Jaco van Zyl
Golf Caddies
Chris Simmons, Jason Reynolds, Deon Flowers, David Buhai
Manager/Coach: Gary Player

GYMNASTICS
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Ryan Patterson
Manager/Coach: Jonathan Okada

JUDO
Men
Zack Piontek
Manager/Coach: Nikola Filipov

ROWING
Women
Kirsten McCann, Kate Christowitz, Ursula Grobler, Lee-Ann Persse
Men
James Thompson, John Smith, Shaun Keeling, Lawrence Brittain, Jake Green, David Hunt, Vincent Breet, Jonathan Smith
Manager/Coach: Roger Barrow, Andrew Grant, Paul Jackson

RUGBY SEVENS
Men
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

SAILING
Men
Stefano Marcia, Asenathi Jim, Roger Hudson
Manager/Coach: Brevan Thompson

TRIATHLON
Women
Gillian Sanders, Mari Rabie
Men
Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman
Manager/Coach: Kate Roberts, Lindsey Parry

MEDICAL TEAM
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


45 comments
Doreen Theys
Doreen Theys

Does this include the para-olympic athletes?

MpheleCaiphusNkwagatse
MpheleCaiphusNkwagatse

I will be watching cycling all the way.bmx road race time trial mountain n triathlon

MpheleCaiphusNkwagatse
MpheleCaiphusNkwagatse

It's really sad that as a country we just like complaining.finally sascoc selects a squad on merit with no quotas n what do u know .We want people who failed to qualify to be there...Victor Hogan knew himself what to do n failed miserably.

cebisa sixaba
cebisa sixaba

Good selection, we are proud of them. Congratulations to the athletes who are in the National team. Lungile Gongqa our boy from Chris Hani District. We wish our team best of luck

Cor Booysen
Cor Booysen

Shocking! No Victor Hogan. How is it possible? Ranked 5th in the world this year

James Muller
James Muller

Well firstly he was popped for doping and secondly they only give medals to the top 3, so coming 5th wouldn't help team SA's cause.

Saul Jackson
Saul Jackson

Michael Cohen never realized there would be such a large group of athletes. Could be our most successful Olympics to date

Amandita de Irwin
Amandita de Irwin

Why aren't the paraolympians listed here? Will there be a different post for them?

Team South Africa
Team South Africa

Hi there Amandita, yes it will be 19 July, also in Johannesburg, like today's

Team South Africa
Team South Africa

The team for Paralympians has not been announced this is only the olympic team. it will be announced at the scheduled date and time.

Burger Lambrechts Sr.
Burger Lambrechts Sr.

Rudo, volgens dit kan Rocco se insluiting nie regverdig word nie. Hy het nie "readiness" getoon nie.

Hardus Pienaar
Hardus Pienaar

Nee kyk, om iemand te kies op grond van n jaar terug se prestasie???? Dis belaglik, en dan iemand soos Victor Hogan te los wat is shape is??? En moenie my eers probeer confince om te verstaan hoe die situasie regverdig is nie!!! Waarvoor word daar dan criteria uit gele waaraan mens moet voldoen??? As jy dan nou wil iemand stuur, stuur die ou wat die jaar ten minste n B qwalify bereik het. Absolute disgrace!!!

Tony Esterhuizen
Tony Esterhuizen

Make us proud- wish our hockey teams were there/ and Reyaad Ree Pieterse U/23 soccer keeper - best in SA

Frith Wesley
Frith Wesley

Did I miss it? but no rowing team? We did soo well at London Olympics. Finally artistic gymnastics is represented. Go team South Africa!! #proudlysouthafrican

Jatin Vaja
Jatin Vaja

All the best but very sad not to see hockey teams

Grant Kaplan
Grant Kaplan

There are marathon runners ranked no where and yet no place for hockey. Load of crap.

Tesh Blackbaas
Tesh Blackbaas

You would not know because you are not South African

Lee-Ann Nagel
Lee-Ann Nagel

Still can't believe we can't send the hockey teams...

Tobie Holtzhausen
Tobie Holtzhausen

How does Rocco qualify with a SB of 74.5m (ranked 5th this year)? Looks like there are two types qualifying standards : IAAF and Social media!? Surely its wise to send athletes that are inform! Don't get me wrong, Philmar van Rensburg (ranked #1) has a SB of 78.88m and deserves it the most since he has proven to be the most inform thrower. The point is: if no thrower meets the standard in the olimpic year, the obvious next best choice should be the ranked #1 and not the ranked #5 (8.5m short of qualification). Good Luck to all athletes that did qualify. Phil-Mar van Rensburg Robert Oosthuizen Anton Siepker Sepeng Hezekiel Johan Botha Lollie van der Wath Ian Schoonwinkel Gerbrand Grobler Rudo Klopper Stephan Beukes Burger Lambrechts Sr. Chris Harmse

Anton Siepker
Anton Siepker

Mei 2015, my wiskunde sê dis 14 maande gelede! So, kan ek nou al qualify vir die volgende Olimpiese Spele?

Anton Siepker
Anton Siepker

Phil-Mar van Rensburg die SA en Afrika spiesgooi kampioen, wat kan ek se, groot jammerte, twee titels maar geen plek in die span nie..............skokkend en skandelik!!!!!

Gerbrand Grobler
Gerbrand Grobler

Wat het Rocco gegooi laas jaar Nov- Des? Soms vat SASCOC mense wat die jaar voor dit geQ het. Wat is die A-B Q. Maar Dit is sleg dat Phil-Mar nie gekies is nie as hy die B Q gegooi het. Maar dit is niks nuut in SA atletiek nie.

Tobie Holtzhausen
Tobie Holtzhausen

Gerbrand Grobler hy het laasjaar mei n 85m los geslaan, wat great is, maar tog is daar logika agter hierdie keuse? Jy moet sekerlik TENMINSTE naby (80m+) gooi OF NOG BETER avarage( aangesien dit nogsteeds nje eers die qualifying is nie) .

MpheleCaiphusNkwagatse
MpheleCaiphusNkwagatse

Because rocco threw 85 which is beyond qualifying mark during the qualifying window which started last year.....anyway if u don't follow our sport I guess you will always ask questions

Gerbrand Grobler
Gerbrand Grobler

Rudo dankie Rudo. Daar is dit op swart en wit. Dit is however sleg om iemand te vat wat nie op naby shape is nie.