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SA athletes in action at World Championships

South Africa has seven athletes doing duty on day one of the IAAF World Championships in London on Friday.


Evening session (all times SA):

8.30pm: Long jump qualifying –  Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai, Zarck Visser
What they need to do: Jump 8.05 metres for automatic qualification, or be one of the top 12 performers from the two qualifying groups to progress to Saturday’s final

9.20pm: 100m heats – Akani Simbine, Thando Roto
What they need to do: Finish in the first three in their respective heats to progress to Saturday’s semi-final

9.45pm: Discus qualifying – Victor Hogan
What he needs to do: Throw 64.50m for automatic qualification, or be one of the top 12 performers from the two qualifying groups to progress to Saturday’s final

10.20pm: 10,000m final – Stephen Mokoka


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