Preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games is in full swing with 6 months to go till the Games.
The RMB National Rowing Squad are partaking in the RMB VLC National Sprints Regatta this week end. The regatta is one of South Africa’s oldest and largest all-age rowing regattas. It takes place at Victoria Lake in Germiston, attracting talent from around the country.
At a press briefing this morning at Olympic House in Johannesburg, SASCOC outlined their milestones in preparation for the world’s biggest multi-coded sporting event.
The estimated size of Team South Africa for this year’s Olympics is 228 athletes across 25 sporting codes. To date approximately 101 athletes have qualified across nine sporting codes.
The briefing was attended by members of the press and a few of Team SA’s athletes (listed below), who are medal hopefuls and along with the reset of the team will carry our nation at the Games.
-Swimming medal prospect Tatjana Schoenmaker
-Caitlin Roosenkrantz and Naveen Daries, Artistic gymnastics.
-Siviwe Soyizwapi, who was recently named Rugby Sevens player of the year and Kurt-Lee Arendse – both part of the Rugby sevens squad,
-Morgan Moss from karate
-Brandon Valjalo, the top South African Skate Boarder. You can check out our social media handles to learn more about Brandon and explore his work with our friends at EasyEquities.
Our friends from the SA Women’s hockey team are also gearing up for an exciting journey to the Games.
Excitement in the air as today marks #6monthstogo for the #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games @TeamSA2020 @SPORTandREC_RSA @FIH_Hockey pic.twitter.com/zkWL3MnjwM— SA Hockey (@SA_Hockey) January 24, 2020
Read for the full article on the TEAM SA Website here.