Athletics South Africa (ASA) has released a 38-member national Preparation Squad that will hit training in readiness for the upcoming  2018 IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Gold medallists Tshenolo Lemao (100m), Retshidisitswe Mlenga (200m), Sokwakhana Zazini (400m Hurdles), Breyton Poole (High Jump) and Zeney van der Walt (400m Hurdles), who earned medals at the IAAF World U-18 Championships in Nairobi feature in the squad.

2018 IAAF World U-20 Championships will take place from  10 July  to 15 July 2018.

SQUAD

100 m Men - Monareng Mthembu (AGN), Tsebo Matsoso (AFS), Dlodlo Thando (CGA), Mhlenga Retsiditswe (AGN), Tshenolo Lemao (AGN)

200 m Men - Monareng Mthembu (AGN), Tsebo Matsoso (AFS), Dlodlo Thando (CGA), Mhlenga Retsiditswe (AGN), Tshenolo Lemao (AGN)

400 m Men - Zazini Sokwakhana (AGN)

1500 m Men - Dais Malebane (AGN)

400 m Hurdles Men (91cm) - Maree Linford (BOLA), Steenkamp Lourens (LIMA), Zazini Sokwakhana (AGN)

3000 m Steeple Chase Men - De Villiers Robbert (ACNW)

High jump Men - Breyton Poole (WPA)

Pole vault Men - Van der Watt Ekhardt (BOLA), Van Wyk Valco (BOLA)

Shot put Men (6 kg) - Blignaut Kayle (CGA), De Lacey Jonathan (CGA)

Javelin throw Men (800 g) - Dames Werner (ANWN), Skinner Brendan (AGN), Schlebusch Johannes (AFS)

400 m Women - Vercuiel Juli (WPA), Viljoen Marlie (AGN), Van Der Walt Zeney (AGN)

800 m Women - Weitz Simonay (CGA), Muller Niene (AGN)

1500 m Women - Weitz Simonay (CGA), Belling Taylor (AFS)

100 Hurdles Women (84 cm) - Hendricks Welmien (CGA), Erhke Tanya (CGA)

400 Metres Hurdles Women - Vercuiel Juli (WPA), Van Der Walt Zeney (AGN), Joseph Rogail (BOLA)

Shot put Women (4 kg) - Strydom Mieke (SWD)

Discus throw Women (1 kg) - Van der Walt Tharina (AFS)

 

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