Some of In-Site Athlete Management’s top athletes will turn out in London, England this weekend as they join the rest of the South African team in action against seven other countries at the inaugural Athletics World Cup, while two other talented young stars will chase world junior titles in Tampere, Finland.
At the World Cup, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, sub-11 sprinter Carina Horn will captain the national squad when she lines up in the women’s 100m race and the 4x100m relay events.
In other women’s disciplines, former World Student Games champion Justine Palframan will have a busy weekend, turning out in the 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay contests, while Gena Lofstrand goes in the 800m race, Julia du Plessis turns out in the high jump and Tamzin Thomas will give the 4x100m relay team a boost.
Among the men, African champion Antonio Alkana lines up in the 110m hurdles race as well as the 4x100m relay, resurgent athlete Lindsay Hanekom is in the 400m hurdles event and the 4x400m relay, and Chris Moleya competes in the high jump.
While sprinter Akani Simbine was included in the World Cup team, and had been scheduled to compete at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Friday evening, he was forced to withdraw after picking up an injury niggle.
Meanwhile, at the World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Zeney van der Walt is among the favourites in the women’s 400m hurdles final on Friday night as she looks to add the global junior title to the world youth crown she won in Nairobi last year.
High jump sensation Breyton Poole will also be confident of challenging for a medal in the men’s high jump final on Saturday, as he too goes in search of a global youth and junior double following his stunning victory in Nairobi.