The following Tuks athletes will be represent South Africa at the CAA Africa Senior Championships to be held in Benin from 27 June until 2 July 2012:
Hannes Dreyer (100m)
Oscar Pistorius (400m)
Ruan de Vries (110mH) Lehann Fourie (110mH)
PC Beneke (400mH) LJ van Zyl (400mH)
Hubert de Beer (HJ) Khotso Mokoena (LJ)
Orazio Cremona (SP) Willie de Beer (4x100m)
Kurt Couto (400mH) (Mozambique) Russell Tucker (DT)
Marc Mundell (20km walk) Estie Witstock (400m)
Caster Semenya (800m) Claudia Viljoen (100mH)
Wenda Theron (400mH) Anneri Ebersohn (400mH)
Lynique Prinsloo (LJ) Charlene Potgieter (TJ)
Sonia Smuts (SP) Elizna Naude (DT)
Maryke Oberholzer (DT)
Hugo Badenhorst, Christien van der Merwe and Hennie Kotze, who are also part of the TuksAthletics family, will be traveling with the athletes as part of the technical and support team.
For Oscar and Wenda, it will be their last opportunity to qualify for the Olympics. LJ, Khotso, Marc and Caster have already been included in Team SA and will use this event as an opportunity to ensure that their preparation is on track. Tuks athlete, Kurt Couto will be representing Mozambique at the Olympics.
A week after the Africa Senior Championships, the following athletes will represent South Africa at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona from 10 to the 15 July 2012:
Duwayne Boer (LJ)
Gerhard de Beer (DT)
Pieter Conradie (400m, 4x100m, 4x400m)
Greyling (400m, 4x100m, 4x400m)
Bernard Pretorius (400mH, 4x400m)
Mpho Maphutha (LJ)
Janet Seeliger (400m, 4x400m)
Zandri van der Merwe (LJ, 4 x 400m)
Stephanie Wicksell (4x400m)
Simone Meyer (DT)
Charlene Engelbrecht (DT, SP) (Namibia)
Danie Cornelius, TuksAthletics Manager, will be accompanying the team as Team Manager.
"Tuks of Niks" surely rings true when of the 26 athletes selected from Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) to compete in Benin, 23 are Tuks athletes and all of the 11 AGN athletes selected to compete in Barcelona are Tuks athletes. This is testament to the excellent programmes that are in place at TuksAthletics to ensure that athletes perform at their very best.