The final line-up of Team South Africa that willparticipate in the 2012 London Olympic Games. AQUATICS The aquatic sports in the Olympics and other international competitions, overseen by FINA, which includes the disciplines of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming Representatives: Jean Basson, Charl Crous, Heerden Herman, Chad le Clos, Gideon Louw, Kathryn Meaklim, Graeme Moore, Darren Murray, Trudi Maree, Karin Prinsloo, Troy Prinsloo, Sebastien Rousseau, Jessica Roux, Riaan Schoeman, Roland Schoeman, Leith Shankland, Darian Townsend, Wendy Trott, Suzaan van Biljon, Cameron van der Burgh.ıManager: Shawn Adriaanse, Coaches: Graham Hill, Igor Omeltchenko, Cedric Finch, Wayne Riddin. Technical analyst: Ryan Hodierne ARCHERY Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat, while in modern times, its main use is that of a recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically known as an “archer” or “bowman”, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a “toxophilite”. Representatives: Karen HultzerıCoach/manager: Johan Steyn ATHLETICS Is an umbrella sport, comprising track and field, cross country, road running and race walking.
Representatives: Marathon (men): Lusapho April, Stephen Mokoka, Coolboy Ngamole. Marathon (women): Rene Kalmer, Tanith Maxwell, Irvette van Blerk. Track and field: Willem Coertzen, Willie de Beer, Shaun de Jager, Cornel Fredericks, Lehann Fourie, Anaso Jobodwana, Ofentse Mogawane, Khotso Mokoena, Andre Olivier, Oscar Pistorius, Caster Semenya, Louis Jacobus van Zyl, Sunette Viljoen. 50km race walk: Marc MundellıManager: Hezekiel Sepeng. Coaches: Terseus Liebenberg, Hennie Kotze, Gerrie Coetzee
BADMINTON Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents’ half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor. Representatives: Michelle Edwards, Dorian James, Annari Viljoen, Willem ViljoenıCoach/manager: Stewart Carson BOXING A martial art and combat sport, in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches at an opponent with the goal of a knockout with gloved hands. Representatives: Siphiwe Lusizi, Ayabonga SonjicaıCoach/manager: Andile Mofu, Coach: Nkosinathi Hlatshwayo CANOEING Canoeing is an outdoor activity that involves a special kind of canoe. A canoe is a small narrow boat, typically human-powered, though it may also be powered by sails or small electric or gas motors. In its human-powered form, the canoe is propelled by the use of paddles, usually by two people. Representatives: Bridgitte Hartley, Tiffany KrugerıManager: Merrill King CYCLING Bicycle racing is a competition sport in which various types of bicycles are used. There are several categories of bicycle racing including road bicycle racing, time trialling, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX, bike trials, and cycle speedway. Bicycle racing is recognised as an Olympic sport.
Representatives: Road: Darryl Impey, Robyn de Groot, Ashleigh Moolman, Joanna van de Winkel. Mountain bike: Phillip Buys, Candice Neethling, Burry StanderıBMX: Sifiso NhlapoıTrack: Bernard EsterhuizenıCoach/manager: Barry Austin, coach: Jean-Pierre van Zyl, Hervé Krebs, Jeroen Swart Mechanic: Dylan van der Merwe EQUESTRIAN Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, horseman, horse) more often known as horse riding refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport. Representatives: Paul HartıCoach/manager: Alison Abbey, Groom: Tamsyn Hutchins, Vet: David Ellis FOOTBALL Football more commonly known as football or soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a ball. It is the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal. (Women) Roxanne Barker, Zamandosi Cele, Amanda Dlamini, Judith Hlumbane, Refiloe Jane, Kylie-Ann Louw, Noko Matlou, Andisiwe Mgcoyi, Philadelphia Mndaweni, Portia Modise, Sanah Mollo, Robyn Moodaly, Marry Ntsweng, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Amanda Sister, Leandra Smeda, Janine van Wyk, Nothando VilakaziıManager: Lydia Monyepao, Coach: Joseph Mkhonza, Coach: Matsobane Laka, Technical adviser: Ephraim Mashaba. HOCKEY (women) Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. Field hockey is played on gravel, natural grass, sand-based or water-based artificial turf, with a small, hard ball. The game is popular among both males and females in many parts of the world, particularly in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In most countries, the game is played between single-sex sides, although they can be mixed-sex. Participants: Tarryn Bright, Dirkie Chamberlain, Pietie Coetzee, Bernadette Coston, Sulette Damons, Illse Davids, Lisa- Marie Deetlefs, Lesle-Ann George, Lenise Marais, Marsha Marescia, Mariette Rix, Shelley Russell, Kathleen Taylor, Nicolene Terblanche, Jennifer Wilson, Kate WoodsıCoach: Giles Bonnet, Coach: Fabian Gregory, Manager: Lesley Galloway, Video analyst: Adrian Carolan HOCKEY (men) Andrew Cronje, Timothy Drummond, Ian Haley, Rhett Halkett, Marvin Harper, Julian Hykes, Lance Louw, Lloyd Madsen, Thornton McDade, Lloyd Norris-Jones, Taine Paton, Wade Paton, Erasmus Pieterse, Justin Reid-Ross, Jonathan Robinson, Austin SmithıManager: Anton van Rooyen, Coach: Gregg Clark, Coach Kurt Cerfonteyn, Video Analyst: Moabi Malebye
JUDO Judo (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat sport and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Representatives: Gideon van ZylıCoach/manager: Nikola Filipov ROWING Rowing is a sport in which athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the type of race and the discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction forces on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water Representatives: Men’s lightweight cox less four: Matthew Brittain, Lawrence Ndlovu, John Smith, James Thompson. Women’s Pair: Lee-Ann Persse, Naydene SmithıCoach/manager: Roger Barrow, Coach: Paul Jackson SAILING Sailing involves a variety boats and much racing is done around buoys or similar marks in protected waters, while some longer offshore races cross open water. All kinds of boats are used for racing, including small dinghies, catamarans, boats designed primarily for cruising, and purpose-built race boats. Representatives: Asenathi Jim, Roger HudsonıCoach/manager: David Hudson SHOOTING Shooting is a competitive sport involving tests of proficiency (accuracy and speed) using various types of guns such as firearms and airguns (see archery for more information on shooting sports that make use of bows and arrows). Representatives: Alistair DavisıCoach/manager: Frank Davis TRIATHLON A triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Representatives: Richard Murray, Kate Roberts, Gillian SandersıCoach/manager: Lindsey Parry VOLLEYBALL (beach) Beach volleyball, or sand volleyball, is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. Representatives: Freedom Chiya, Grant GoldschmidtıCoach/manager: Gershon Rorich
WEIGHTLIFTING Is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic programme in which. each weightlifter receives three attempts in each and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Bodyweight categories are different for women and men. A lifter who fails to complete at least one successful snatch and one successful clean and jerk also fails to ‘total’ and therefore receives an ‘incomplete’ entry for the competition. Representatives: Jean GreeffıCoach/manager: Aveenash Pandoo
GENERAL TEAM MANAGEMENT Chef de Mission: Patience ShikwambanaıProject manager: Ezera TshabanguıManager (Athlete Services): Leon Fleiser. Athlete Services: Victoria Hlatshwayo. Manager (Logistics): Isaac Mdaka Logistics: Joanne Myers MEDICAL Chief medical officer: Kevin SubbanıChief physiotherapist: Bafana SihlaliıMedical doctors: Phathokuhle Cele, Louis HolthausenıPhysiotherapists: Caren Fleishman, Tamlyn Guest, Nhlanhla Maphanga, Hendrick Maree, Fikile Phasha, Tanushree Pillay, Louise- Ann Rivett, Nandhakumar Viranna_