Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
26 Jan 2016
1:51 pm

Jobodwana, Bruinjies to lead SA indoor team

Wesley Botton

Sprinters Anaso Jobodwana and Henricho Bruinjies will lead an 11-member South African team at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, Oregon in March.

FILE PICTURE: Anaso Jobodwana and Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt. Picture: Getty Images.

Jobodwana, who earned bronze over 200m at last year’s global outdoor championships in Beijing, and Bruintjies, the joint SA 100m record holder, were included in the final squad announced by Athletics SA on Tuesday.

Both speedsters would turn out in the 60m dash.

Long jumpers Zarck Visser and Ruswahl Samaai, the respective silver and bronze medallists at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, were also named in the team in their specialist discipline.

National decathlon record holder Willem Coertzen, who would turn out in the heptathlon event, and high hurdler Antonio Alkana, set to compete in the 60m hurdles, were the only other athletes confirmed for individual events.

The rest of the team consisted of a five-member men’s 4x400m relay squad including Ofentse Mogawane, Jon Seeliger, Thapelo Phora, Shaun de Jager and Sonwabiso Skhosana.