Number One in Africa Goal

by | May 18, 2007

 Athletics South Africa (ASA) President, Leonard Chuene, speaking ahead of the announcement of a strong 36-member team for the African Junior Championships, has declared that South Africa wants to remain the number one athletics country in Africa.

The Championships take place in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso from 9 – 12 August,  and SA is expecting a strong showing from the team, with Simone du Toit (Africa Record holder in the Shot Put) among the medal hopefuls.
Du Toit finished 4th at the World Junior Championships in Beijing in 2006, after sending the shot to 16.95m for a new South African and African Record.
With such a talented team, there is a strong feeling that South Africa could end up on top of the medals standings.

The Junior Women team is as follows:-
Constance Mkenku (100m / 200m) AFS
Noria Sibanda (1500m) AMPU
Jane Tuge (3000m) ACNW
Vuyokazi Mabhude (3000m St) EPA
Ashley Schneitler (300m St) CGA
Claudia Viljoen (100m H) AGN
Wenda Theron (100m H) AGN
Marcoleen Pretorius (HJ) AVT
Christy Coetzee (LJ) CGA
Simone du Toit (SP) ACNW
Gerlize de Klerk (Javelin) AGN 

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