Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Local stars part of London’s new-look World Cup.

Luvo Manyonga flies through the air to win gold at the London Olympics. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
London — Top South African athletes will participate in a new World Cup event in London in July.

The meeting would feature eight leading athletics nations and was intended to attract a wider audience, British Athletics said on Monday.

Britain and the US will compete with SA, Poland, France, China, Germany and Jamaica in the inaugural World Cup from July 14 to 15 at London Stadium, the venue for the 2012 Olympic athletics events and 2017’s world athletics championships.

Stars such as Olympic gold medallist over 800m Caster Semenya, world champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga and sprinter Akani Simbine are likely to spearhead the South African challenge.

By Agency Staff.
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