And even if it can’t take place in June, it might merely be moved to later this year.
While the Tokyo Games, scheduled to start in July, are in doubt, he stuck up his hand as an early medal contender in the short sprint event.
‘My dream has always been, and will continue to be, to compete at the highest level of sport,’ Semenya said on her Instagram account.
The impressive Stephen Mokoka in particular is rapidly becoming an Olympic podium contender.
‘I don’t stress about things I can’t control.’
South Africa’s Olympic champion’s comeback is now very much on track.

Athletics Sascoc secures Olympics funding

But it’s still an ongoing struggle for the umbrella body to truly stabilise itself.

Athletics Wayde picks up speed on the comeback trail

Season bests in the 100 and 200m for the sprinter as his knee seems to hold up.

Athletics Du Toit backs Schoenmaker, Team SA’s 2020 Olympic chances

A winner of the Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award in 2010, Du Toit is still heavily involved in South African sport as a member of the SASCOC board.

Athletics Caster, Akani, Wayde show fine early season form

Might South Africa’s Olympic medal prospects look less gloomy than initially thought?

Athletics SA needs to be realistic about Wayde’s Olympic chances, says legend Johnson

The 27-year-old is on the mend from a long-term knee injury, but will find the world has moved on.

Athletics Wayde returns with 100m win

It’s not a particularly big result, but a significant step in the right direction.

Athletics Caster is back with a bang!

And broke a local record to boot!

Athletics Q&A: Akani Simbine eyes Tokyo double

South Africa’s sprinting star also discusses the effect of Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya’s absences.

Athletics ASA suspends SASA executive and appoints interim committee

The priority now is to ensure that various school-level events go ahead without any hiccups.

Athletics Sascoc doesn’t have the money to send Olympians to Tokyo

The embattled umbrella body still can’t get funding from government because it hasn’t made enough changes to its constitution yet.

PREMIUM!
Missing volunteer was a rare breed

Athletics Missing volunteer was a rare breed

Western Cape Athletics administrator Allen Barnes suddenly disappeared last week amidst allegations of ‘irregularities’. But he’s actually one of the good guys.

Athletics #1 ranked South African fencer loses out on Olympics due to lack of funding

Her ranking should grant her access to compete internationally.

Athletics 2019 in review: Flashes instead of sustained brilliance from our athletes

But the year proved highly unproductive in the medals stakes as the absence of Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya was felt.

Athletics Focused Simbine ‘disappointed’ with IAAF’s 200m snub

South Africa’s short sprint star, who enjoyed a fruitful 2019, clearly still wants to flaunt his talent in multiple disciplines.




 

 

 

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