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14  JULY  2016  
SASCOC  ANNOUNCES  FINAL  TEAM  SA  2016  OLYMPIC  SQUAD  
SASCOC   announced   an   additional   113   athletes   to   the   Team   South   Africa   squad   that   will   carry   the  
nation’s  flag  at  the  2016  Olympic  Games  to  be  held  from  5-­‐21  August  in  Rio  De  Janeiro,  Brazil.  
The   additional   names   come   after   the   completion   of   the   final   qualifying   deadlines   in   the   various  
sporting  codes,  bringing  the  final  number  of  competitors  for  Rio  to  137.  The  initial  24  names  were  
released  on  25  May  2016.    
Joining  Team  SA  in  Rio  will  be  an  exciting  39  athletes  from  the  athletics  code  who  have  all  met  the  
set   standards   to   compete   at   Olympic   Games.   Some   athletes   such   as   Caster   Semenya,   Wenda   Nel,  
Wayde  van  Niekerk  and  Stephen  Mokoka  have  also  qualified  for  more  than  one  event  but  will  only  
concentrate  on  disciplines  of  their  specialty.  
In  addition  to  the  athletics  list  are  athletes  from  other  sports  which  include  three  team  sports:  Rugby  
sevens,   the   Banyana   Banyana   women's   football   side   and   the   Under-­‐23   Men’s   football   team,  
badminton,  equestrian,  golf,  judo,  rowing  and  triathlon.  
SASCOC  President  Gideon  Sam  congratulated  the  members  of  the  squad:  “You  have  all  earned  the  
ultimate  honour  of  representing  your  country.  We  have  every  faith  in  you  excelling  at  your  various  
events.   Attending   the   Olympics   is   the   pinnacle   of   a   sportsman's   dream.   Go   and   showcase   the  
rainbow  nation  to  the  best  of  your  ability.”  
Tubby  Reddy,  SASCOC  CEO  and  Chef  de  Mission  congratulated  the  final  team:  “Congratulations  to  all  
athletes  who  have  had  the  honour  to  be  selected  as  part  of  Team  South  Africa  and  compete  in  this  
prestigious  sporting  event.  
'We’re  confident  that  the  team  is  the  creme  de  la  creme  of  sporting  talent,  with  most  of  them  having  
represented   the   country   in   international   sporting   events   previously.   We   therefore   wish   them   well  
and  as  the  Olympic  body  we  will  rally  behind  you  all  the  way.  Do  the  country  proud  and  go  well,”  
Reddy  concluded.  
Managing   and   coaching   additions   to   the   squad   are   also   hugely   experienced   personnel   who   have  
occupied  these  positions  previously  in  different  sporting  events.  
An   incentive   programme   has   been   designed   to   incentivise   athletes   to   medal   at   the   Olympic   and  

 

 

Paralympic  Games.  
All  medalists  at  both  Olympic  and  Paralympic  Games  will  receive  incentives  as  follows:  
Individual  medal  winner:  
 

 

 

 

 

Athlete    

                             Coach  

Gold:    

R500  000  

 

R400  000  

 

R100  000  

Silver:    

R250  000  

 

R200  000  

 

R    50  000  

Bronze:    

R100  000  

 

R  80  000  

 

R    20  000  

 
The  incentive  amount  received  will  be  split  80%  to  the  athlete  and  20%  to  the  coach  of  that  specific  
athlete.   This   principle   was   established   with   the   understanding   that   the   Coach   plays   an   important  
role  in  coaching  and  mentoring  the  Athlete  and  hence  the  coach  incentive  of  20%.  
Team  events  and  Relay  event  winners:  
In  the  case  a  medal  is  won  by  a  team  event  or  a  relay  team  which  counts  as  one  medal,  the  incentive  
amount  will  also  be  as  follows:  
 
Athlete    

Coach  

Gold:    

R500  000  

 

R400  000  

 

R100  000  

Silver:    

R250  000  

 

R200  000  

 

R    50  000  

Bronze:    

R100  000  

 

R  80  000  

 

R    20  000  

 
80%  of  the  incentive  amount  received  will  be  paid  to  the  athletes  and  must  be  equally  split  between  
the  team’s  or  relay  team’s  athletes.  And  20%  of  the  incentive  amount  will  be  paid  to  the  head  coach  
of  that  specific  sport  code.  
 

 

The  full  and  final  athletes  in  Team  South  Africa  for  the  2016  Olympics  (includes  the  list  that  was  
announced  in  May  2016)  
AQUATICS  
Diving  
Julia  Vincent  
Marathon  Swim  
Michelle  Weber  
Chad  Ho  
Men  
Chad  Le  Clos  

 

 

 

 

Jarred  Crous  

Dylan  Bosch  

 

 

 

 

Calvyn  Justus  

Cameron  Van  der  Burgh    

 

 

Sebastien  Rousseau  

Michael  Meyer    

 

 

 

Christopher  Reid  

Matthew  Meyer  

 

 

 

Myles  Brown  

Bradley  Tandy    

 

 

 

Douglas  Erasmus  

Shawn  Adriaanse  

 

 

 

Graham  Hill  

Dean  Price  

 

 

 

Cedric  Finch  

 

 

 

William  Sherritt  

 
Managers/Coaches  

 

Igor  Omeltchenko  
Alasdair  Hatfield  
 

 

 

 

ATHLETICS  
Women  Marathon  
Irvette  Van  Zyl    

 

 

 

Christine  Kalmer  

 

 

 

Lungile  Gongqa  

 

 

 

 

Alyssa  Conley  

Tsholofelo  Thipe  

 

 

 

Justine  Palframan  

Caster  Semenya    

 

 

 

Wenda  Nel  

Dominique  Scott  

 

 

 

Lynique  Prinsloo  

Sunette  Viljoen    

 

 

 

Anel  Oosthuizen  

 

 

 

Akani  Simbine    

 

 

 

Henricho  Bruintjies  

Tlotliso  Leotlela    

 

 

 

Clarence  Munyai  

Anaso  Jobodwana  

 

 

 

Wayde  Van  Niekerk  

Jacob  Rozani  

 

 

 

 

Rynhardt  Van  Rensburg  

Elroy  Gelant  

 

 

 

 

Stephen  Mokoka  

Antonio  Alkana    

 

 

 

Lindsay  Hanekom  

Lebo  Phalula  
Men  Marathon  
Lusapho  April    
Sibusiso  Mzima    
 
Women    
Carina  Horn  

 

Men  

 

Louis  Van  Zyl  

 

 

 

 

LeRoux    Hamman  

Ruswahl  Samaai  

 

 

 

Luvo  Manyonga  

Stefan  Brits  

 

 

 

Khotso  Mokoena  

Willem  Coertzen  

 

 

 

Lebogang  Shange  

Wayne  Snyman    

 

 

 

Marc  Mundell  

 

Rocco  Van  Rooyen  

Managers/Coaches    
Irma  Reyneke,  Paul  Gorries,  Terseus  Liebenberg,  Maryna  van  Niekerk,  Pieter  Lourens  and  James  
Moloi    
 
BADMINTON  
Men  
Jacob  Maliekal  
Manager/Coach:    
 
CANOEING  
Women  
Bridgitte  Hartley  
Manager/Coach  
Craig  Mustard  
 
 

 

 

 

 

Chris  Dedman  

 

 

 
CYCLING  
Women    
An-­‐Li  Kachelhoffer  

 

 

 

Ashleigh  Moolman-­‐Pasio  

 
Men  
Daryl  Impey  

 

 

 

 

Louis  Meintjes  

Kyle  Dodd  

 

 

 

 

Alan  Hatherly  

James  Reid  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manager/Coach/Mechanics  
Brett  Coates  

 

 

 

 

Jonnathan  Chislett  

Carl  Pasio  

 

 

 

 

Douglas  Ryder  

JP  Jacobs  

 

 

 

 

Gary  Blem  

Manager/Coach  

 

 

 

Groom  

Ingeborg  Sanne    

 

 

 

Kirsty  Taylor  

 
EQUESTRIAN  
Women  
Tanya  Seymour  

 
 
 

 

 

 
FOOTBALL  
Women  
Roxanne  Barker  

 

 

 

Amanda  Dlamini  

Andile    Dlamini    

 

 

 

Refiloe  Jane  

Bambanani  Mbane  

 

 

 

Mamello  Makhabane  

Stephanie  Malherbe  

 

 

   

Noko  Matlou  

Sanah  Mollo  

 

 

 

 

Robyn  Moodaly  

Linda  Motlhalo    

 

 

 

Octavia  Nogwanya  

Nompumelelo  Nyandeni  

 

 

Lebohang  Ramalepe  

Jermaine  Seoposenwe    

 

 

Leandra  Smeda  

Janine  Van  Wyk  

 

 

 

Nothando  Vilakazi  

Barney  Kujane    

 

 

 

Vera  Pauw  

Desiree  Ellis  

 

 

 

 

Francis  Chansa    

Jody  February    

 

 

 

Tebogo  Moerane  

Tercious  Malepe  

 

 

 

Gift  Motupa  

Maphosa  Modiba  

 

 

 

Deolin  Mekoa  

Phumlani  Ntshangase    

 

 

Itumeleng  Khune  

Ishmael  Mngonyama  

 

 

 

Rivaldo  Coetzee  

Abbubaker  Mobara  

 

 

 

Erick  Mathoho  

Managers/Coaches    

Men  

 

Shilene  Margaret  Booysen    

Keagan  Dolly  

 

 

 

 

 

Tyroane  Sandows  

Lebogang  Mothiba  

 

 

 

Menzi  Masuku  

Tashreeq  Morris  

 

 

 

Mothobi  Mvala  

Levy  Ramajoe      

 

 

 

Owen  Da  Gama    

 

 

 

 

Thabo  Senong    

 

 

 

Predikumar  Bhaktawer    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashleigh  Simon    

 

 

 

Brandon  Stone    

 

 

 

Jaco  van  Zyl  

Chris  Simmons    

 

 

 

Jason  Reynolds  

Deon  Flowers    

 

 

 

David  Buhai  

Managers&  Coaches  

Simone  Conley  
 
GOLF  
Women  
Paula  Reto  
 
Men  

Golf  Caddy  

Manager/Coach  
Gary  Player    
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
GYMNASTICS  
Men's  Artistic  Gymnastics    

 

 

 

Manager/Coach  

Ryan  Patterson      

 

 

 

 

Jonathan  Okada    

 

 

 

 

 

Manager/Coach  

Zack  Piontek      

 

 

 

 

Nikola  Filipov    

Kirsten  McCann    

 

 

 

Kate  Christowitz  

Ursula  Grobler    

 

 

 

Lee-­‐Ann  Persse  

James  Thompson  

 

 

 

John  Smith  

Shaun  Keeling    

 

 

 

Lawrence  Brittain  

Jake  Green  

 

 

 

 

David  Hunt  

Vincent  Breet    

 

 

 

Jonathan  Smith  

 

 

 

Andrew  Grant  

 
JUDO  
Men      

 
ROWING    
Women    

Men  

Manager/Coach  
Roger  Barrow    
Paul  Jackson  
 

 

 

 
RUGBY  SEVENS    
Men  
Dylan  Sage    

 

 

 

 

Philippus  Snyman  

Timothy  Agaba    

 

 

 

Albertus  Smith  

Werner  Kok  

 

 

 

 

Kyle  Brown  

Cheslin  Kolbe    

 

 

 

Rosko  Specman  

Justin  Geduld    

 

 

 

Cecil  Afrika  

Seabelo  Senatla    

 

 

 

Juan  De  Jongh  

 

 

 

 

Neil  Powell  

Renfred  Dazel    

 

 

 

Alan  Temple-­‐Jones  

 

 

 

Asenathi  Jim  

 
Manager/  Coach  
Ashley  Evert  

 
SAILING  
Men    
Stefano  Marcia    
Roger  Hudson  
Manager/Coach  
Brevan  Thompson  
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
TRIATHLON  
Women  
Gillian  Sanders    

 

 

 

Mari  Rabie  

 

 

 

Henri  Schoeman  

 

 

 

Lindsey  Parry    

Men  
Richard  Murray    
Manager/Coach  
Kate  Roberts  

 

 

 

 

 

 
MEDICAL  TEAM  
Chief  Medical  Officer:  Dr  Kevin  Subban  
Doctors:  Danielle  Lincoln;  Paul  Maphoto,  Karen  Schwabe  
Chief  Physiotherapist:  Grace  Hughes  
Physiotherapists:  Hugh  Everson,  Ashleigh  Hansen,  Collin  Hill,  Avilarsh  Lukhan,  Given  Motha,  Hendrik  
Maree,  Rannoa  Ntseke,  Eva  Ramashala  and  Sandhya  Silal  
 

ISSUED  BY  SASCOC  

 

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