Cape Town – SASCOC has named the South African team to represent the country at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia between April 4-15.
Team South Africa athletes will do battle across 16 codes, including para-sports athletics, lawn bowls, swimming, table tennis and powerlifting.
Sporting codes with South African participation are the following: athletics, badminton, bowls, boxing, cycling (mountain bike, road, track), gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling.
“We wish all the selected athletes and officials the best in their final months of preparation for the Games and trust that the team will meet the objective of improving the 7th place position attained in the Glasgow 2014 Games.”
At the last Games, in Glasgow four years ago, the team ended seventh with a total medal count of 40 (13 gold, 10 silver and 17 bronze).
Team SA for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games:
Road: Women - Ashleigh Moolman Pasio
Men: Willie Smit, Nicholas Dlamini, Clint Hendricks and Brendon Davids, Clint Hendricks (Team BCX)
Track: Women – Charlene du Preez, Elfriede Wolfaardt, Ilze Bole, Danielle van Niekerk and AdeliaNeethling
Men: Steven van Heerden (Team BCX), Nolan Hoffmann (Team BCX), David Maree (Team BCX) – , Joshua van Wyk and Gert Fouchè
Photo: Zoon Cronje