Tokyo Olympics full squad | Team SA brings largest ever contingent to Japan

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Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyaim Thando Dlodlo and Gift Leotlela for South Africa (Getty Images)
Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyaim Thando Dlodlo and Gift Leotlela for South Africa (Getty Images)
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The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) finalised its squad for this month's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

The Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to run in a strict bio-secure bubble from 23 July to 8 August.

South Africa will be competing in 17 of the 33 Olympic sports on offer at this year's Games, including newly-introduced sports skateboarding and sport climbing.

South Africa will have a squad of 185 athletes, making it the largest contingent the country has ever sent to the Olympics - beating out Rio's 137 athletes sent.

At the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Team SA brought back home 10 medals (two gold, six silver and two bronze), which was an increase on the six medals won at London 2012.

The full SA Olympic team announcement:


Men: Akani Simbine, Clarence Munyai, Antonio Alkana, Cheswill Johnson, Ruswahl Samaai, Rocco van Rooyen, Jason van Rooyen, Stephen Mokoka, Desmond Mokgobu, Elroy Gelant, Wayne Snyman, Kyle Blignaut, Marc Mundell, Wayde van Niekerk, Gift Leotlela, Anaso Jobodwana, Thapelo Phora, Sokwakhana Zazini, Lebogang Shange, Shaun Maswanganyi, Galaletsang Ramorwa, Chederick van Wyk, Pieter Conradie, Ranto Dikgale, Oscar Mavundla, Derrick Mokaleng, Zakhiti Nene, Lythe Pillay, Precious Mashele

Women: Wenda Nel, Dominique Scott, Gerda Steyn, Irvette van Zyl, Jo-Ane van Dyk 


Diving and open water swimming

Men: Michael Mcglynn

Women: Michelle Weber, Julia Vincent and Micaela Bouter 


Men: Ethan du Preez, Chad le Clos, Pieter Coetze, Bradley Tandy, Michael Houlie, Matthew Sates, Martin Binedell

Women: Tatjana Schoenmaker, Kaylene Corbett, Emma Chelius, Erin Gallagher, Rebecca Meder, Dune Coetzee, Mariella Venter, Aimee Canny

Artistic Swimming

Laura Strugnell, Clarissa Johnston


Erin Sterkenburg, Chris Cosser


Johan Spies, Charlene Du Preez, David Maree, Ryan Gibbons, Nicholas Dlamini, Ashleigh Pasio-Moolman, Carla Oberholzer, Alan Hatherly, Candice Lill, Alex Limberg, Stefan De Bod 


Tanya Seymour, Victoria Legendre-Scott 

Field hockey

Women: Quanita Bobbs, Erin Christie, Lisa Deetlefs, Lilian Du Plessis, Nicole Erasmus, Tarryn Glasby, Robyn Johnson, Charne Maddocks, Lerato Mahole, Phumelela Mbande, Edith Molikoe, Kristen Paton, Tarryn Potts, Celia Seerane, Nomnikelo Veto, Onthatile Zulu

Men: Erasmus Pieterse, Timothy Drummond, Austin Smith, Mohamed Mea, Matthew GuiseBrown, Jethro Eustice, Nduduzo Lembethe, Taine Paton, Nicholas Spooner, Clinton Panther, Samkelo Mvimbi, Abdul Cassiem, Mustapha Cassiem, Nqobile Ntuli, Keenan Horne, Tevin Kok

Football men

Ronwen Williams, Mondli Mpoto, Sifiso Mlungwana, Tercious Malepe, Luke Fleurs, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Thabiso Monyane, Katlego Mohamme, Teboho Mokoena, Thabo Cele, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Goodman Mosele, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Luther Singh, Evidence Makgopa, Kobamelo Kodisang 


Garrick Higgo, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Ashleigh Buhai


Caitlin Rooskrantz, Naveen Daries


Geronay Whitebooi


Lawrence Brittain, John Smith, Sandro Torrento, Kyle Schoonbee, Jake Green, Luc Daffarn

Rugby Sevens

Kurt-Lee Arendse, Angelo Davids, Zain Davids, Selvyn Davids, Chris Dry, Branco du Preez, Ronald Brown, Stedman Gans, Justin Geduld, Sakoyisa Makata, JC Pretorius, Siviwe Soyizwapi (captain), Impi Visser


Alex Burger, Benjamin Daniel, Leo Davis


Melissa Williams, Andrew Oberholzer, Boipelo Awuah, Brandon Valjalo


Bianca Buitendag


Henri Schoeman, Richard Murray, Gillian Sanders, Simone Ackermann


Women: Amica Hallenndorff, Shakira January, Meghan Maartens, Chloe Meecham, Georgie Moir, Boati Motau, Hannah Muller, Daniela Passoni, Megan Sileno, Ashleigh Vaughn, Jordan Wedderburn, Kelsey White. Reserve: Yanah Gerber

Men: Ignardus Badenhorst, Devon Card, Jason Evezard, Cameron Laurenson, Lwazi Madi, Farouk Mayman, Yaseen Margro, Liam Neill, Roarke Olver, Nicholas Rodda, Donn Stewart, Ross Stone, Gareth May

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