South African 400m hurdler Sokwakhana Zazini (© Roger Sedres)
Athletics South Africa has selected 12 athletes to compete at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 from 12-16 July.
The team is spearheaded by Sokwakhana Zazini, who set a world youth 400m hurdles best of 48.84 in Tshwane in March.
Several other athletes will be doubling up, including Julian Bogner in the 110m hurdles and long jump, discus and hammer thrower Tharina van der Walt, and 100m and 200m sprinters Tshenolo Lemao and Retshiditswe Mlenga.
“The team may be small team, but it is strong,” said ASA President Aleck Skhosana. “We believe these athletes will be able to carry the SA flag with pride.”
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South African team for IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017
100m: Tshenolo Lemao, Retshiditswe Mlenga
200m: Tshenolo Lemao, Retshiditswe Mlenga
110m hurdles: Julian Bogner
400m hurdles: Sokwakhana Zazini
High jump: Breyten Poole
Pole vault: Valco van Wyk
Long jump: Julian Bogner
Discus: Brandon Morne
Javelin: Joshua Maas
400m hurdles: Zeney van der Walt, Gontse Morake
Discus: Tharina van der Walt
Hammer: Tharina van der Walt