Cape Town - Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya will spearhead one of the largest teams ever to represent South Africa at the 20th CAA African Senior Championships in Durban, South Africa from June 22-26.
A total of 96 athletes made of 52 men and 44 women will be led by team management of 16 members.
The Championships will give ASA the opportunity to see their elite athletes taking their performance to a higher level, while also offering the other fringe athletes a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-21, 2016, where the Track & Field programme will be held from August 12-21.
In welcoming the release of the final team, Aleck Skhosana, president of ASA said ASA as the host of the Championships, ASA must ensure it entered the best possible team to compete with the best of the continent.
“It’s a massive opportunity for us to showcase the various talents of our athletes to the African continent. With the slogan of this Championships being ‘I am an African’, the size and quality of this team will demonstrate to the continent that South Africa is truly part of Africa,” said Skhosana.
ASA will propose a final team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to SASCOC after the CAA Senior Championships on the June 29, 2016.
The final team will be announced soon afterwards by SASCOC according to SASCOC selection principles.
100m: Akani SIMBINI (AGN), Henrico BRUINTJIES (AGN), Tlotliso Gift LEOTLELA (AGN)
200m: Akani SIMBINE (AGN), Wayde VAN NIEKERK (AFS), Clarence MUNYAI (AGN)
400m: Thapelo PHORA (AGN), Pieter CONRADIE (ACNW), Shaun DE JAGER (BOLA)
800m: Jacob ROZANI (ANWN), Kabelo MOHLOSI (ACNW), Rynhardt VAN RENSBURG (AFS)
1 500m: Dumisane HLASELO (CGA), Johan CRONJE (AFS)
5 000m: Elroy GELANT (ACNW)
10 000m: Stephan MOKOKA (AGN), Gladwin MZAZI (CGA)
3 000m Steeplechase: Rantso MOKOPANE (ACNW)
110m H: Antonio ALKANA (WPA), Ruan DE VRIES (AGN), Tshepo LEFETE (CGA)
400m H: Lindsay HANEKOM (AGN), LJ VAN ZYL (AGN), Cornel FREDERICKS (AGN)
High Jump: Keagan FOURIE (BOLA), Chris MOLEYA (AGN), Garth ELLIS (EPA)
Pole Vault: Eben BEUKES (AGN), Migael CILLIERS (AGN), Heinrich SMIT (AGN)
Long Jump: Ruswahl SAMAAI (CGA), Luvo MANYONGA (AGN), Stefen BRITS (BOLA)
Triple Jump: Khotso MOKOENA (CGA), Menzi MTHEMBU (CGA), Reneilwe APHANE (AGN)
Shot put: Orazio CREMONA (AGN), Jaco ENGELBRECHT (CGA), Burger LAMBRECHTS SR (AGN)
Discus: Victor HOGAN (BOLA), Russell TUCKER (AGN), Dewald VAN HEERDEN (CGA), Chris HARMSE (AFS)
Hammer throw: Tshepang MAKHETHE (ACNW), Johan KRUGER (BOLA)
Javelin: Philmar VAN RENSBURG (AGN), Chad HERMAN (AGN), Tobie HOLTZHAUSEN (ACNW)
Decathlon: Fredriech PRETORIUS (AGN), Willem COERTZEN (ACNW)
20km Race Walk: Lebogang SHANGE (CGA), Wayne SNYMAN (AGN), Marc MUNDELL (AGN)
100m: Carina HORN (AGN), Alyssa CONLEY (CGA), Tebogo MAMATU (AGN)
200m: Alyssa CONLEY (CGA), Tamzyn THOMAS (WPA), Justine PALFRAMAN (BOLA)
400m: Tsholofelo THIPE (ANWN), Zoë ENGLER (KZNA), Jenelle GRIESEL (AGN)
800m: Caster SEMENYA (ACNW), Liza KELLERMAN (CGA)
1 500m: Caster SEMENYA (ACNW), Dominique SCOTT (WPA)
5 000m: Dominque SCOTT (WPA), Irvette VAN ZYL (AGN)
10 000m: Dominique SCOTT (WPA), Glenrose XABA (AMPU), Keneilwe SESING (CGA)
3 000m SC: Nolene CONRAD (WPA)
100m H: Claudia HEUNIS (AGN), Maryke BRITS (AFS), Taylon BIELDT (AGN)
400m H: Wenda NEL (AGN), Jean-Mare SENEKAL (BOLA), Gezelle MAGERMAN (AGN)
High Jump: Julia DU PLESSIS (ACNW), Britanny UYS (KZNA), Yvonne ROBSON (AMPU)
Pole Vault: Jodie SEDRAS (BOLA), Esli LAMLEY (AFS), Christie NELL (BOLA)
Long Jump: Lynique PRINSLOO (AGN), Maryke BRITS (AFS), Samantha PRETORIUS (BOLA)
Triple Jump: Patience NTSHINGILA (CGA), Zinzi CHABANGU (CGA)
Shot Put: Ischke SENEKAL (EPA), Lezaan JORDAAN (CGA)
Discus: Ischke SENEKAL (EPA), Leandri GEEL (CGA)
Hammer Throw: Stefanie GREYLING (ACNW), Margo Chene COETZEE (AGN), Marga CUMMING (EPA)
Javelin: Sunette VILJOEN (ACNW), Megan WILKE (ACNW), Jo-Ane VAN DYK (ACNW)
Heptathlon: Bianca ERWEE (ACNW), Nienka DU TOIT (BOLA)
20km Race Walk: Anel OOSTHUIZEN (CGA)