ASA Announce Preliminary World Athletics Cross Country Champs Squad

Athletics South Africa have revealed a preliminary national squad for the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships, as announced on Monday, 19 December 2022. Photo: Athletics South Africa (Twitter)

Athletics South Africa have revealed a preliminary national squad for the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships set to take place in Australia, as announced on Monday, 19 December 2022.

The preliminary list is crammed with 27 experienced athletes across five events which will take place on 18th February 2023, in Bathurst.

The senior women’s category includes Kesa Molotsane, SA champion Glenrose Xaba, Cian Oldknow, Kyla Jacobs and Cacisile Sosibo.

Former Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya and Prudence Sekgodiso have also been named for the mixed relay event.

South African-based athletes will use the upcoming Botswana Cross Country Challenge , that is set to take place in Gaborone in January 2023 , as a way to secure a place in the final team.

ASA President James Moloi said, “Congratulations to all athletes who have been included in the ASA preliminary team for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships.

“We are pleased to announce such strong teams to compete in one of the most challenging and prestigious events on the international calendar.

“Athletes will need to prove they are in top form in order to receive the honour of representing the country abroad, but we are confident the final team will fly our flag high with pride and provide us with our best possible results when they compete against the best athletes in the world.”

 

Photo 1 Caption: Athletics South Africa have revealed a preliminary national squad for the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships, as announced on Monday, 19 December 2022. Photo: Athletics South Africa (Twitter)

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