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With only two days until the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022, we take this chance to meet even more SA athletes taking part in the event.

 

South Africa (26 July 2022) – We continue on our journey in meeting the teams representing South Africa at the Commonwealth Games 2022 happening in Birmingham, United Kindom, this coming Thursday. South Africa is represented by 251 athletes across several sporting disciplines this year.

Within the Commonwealth Games, there are also para-sporting disciplines. South Africa has an incredible roster of para-athletes that have been selected to compete this year.

Take a look at the teams representing South Africa below.

PARA LAWN BOWLS

Women: Victoria van der Merwe, Tracy Smith, Desiree Levin, Johanna van Rooyen (director)
Men: Deon van der Vyver, Harmanus Scholtz, Willem Viljoen, Thomas Smith (director)
Coach: Geoffrey Newcombe

PARA ATHLETICS

Men: Jaco Smit, Jonathan Ntutu, Charl du Toit, Ernst van Dyk
Women: Mandilene Hoffmann, Yane van der Merwe, Sheryl James, Liezel Gouws, Martha Potgieter
Coaches: Jason Sewanyana, Daniel Damon
Manager: Cornelia Swanepoel

SWIMMING

Men’s Para: Christian Sadie
Women’s Para: Cornelle Leach, Alani Ferreira
Coaches: Rocco Meiring, Wayne Riddin, Eugene Da Ponte, Theo Verster
Manager: Julie Cassim

PARA TRIATHLON

Men: David Jones, Gavin Kilpatrick, Casper Moodie (guide), Rohan Kennedy (guide)
Women: Linsay Engelbrecht, Trish Heimann (guide)
Coaches: Riana Robertson, Lindsay Parry, Vukile Makeleni

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Men: Allen Mtatase, Cecil Dumond, Ayabonga Jim, Simanga Mbhele,
Women: Aviwe Ngoni, Samkelisiwe Mbatha, Michelle Moganedi, Kelebogile Moeng
Coaches: Ntombizile Mthombeni, Gerhard Smith

Photo Credit: Wheelchair Basketball South Africa

Sources: Team SA / 2
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