Semenya leads SA stars in African Continental Cup team

Cape Town – A large group of South African athletes will represent the African continent at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic between September 8-9, after the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) announced its team on Tuesday.

The SA contingent of 20 athletes will make up more than a quarter of the 74-member African team, which consists of 39 men and 35 women.

Among the athletes who feature in the team are Cornel Fredericks, who will defend his Continental Cup crown after winning 400m hurdles gold at the previous edition of the showpiece in Morocco four years ago, plus experienced athlete Khotso Mokoena, who returns in search of another podium after securing silver in 2014.

The African team, consisting of athletes from 18…

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