Team SA for the RIO Olympics 2016 have officially been announced by SASCOC this morning. A total of 137 athletes will be wearing green and gold and carrying the South African flag in Rio this August.
SASCOC president Gideon Sam’s advice to Team SA was simply “Go and showcase the rainbow nation to the best of your ability”.
Confident in the athletes making up TeamSA, Tubby Reddy, SASCOC CEO and Chef de Mission announced the incentive program designed to incentivise the athletes to bring back gold.
All medalists in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be given the following incentives. 80% of the incentive will go to the athlete with the other 20% being awarded to their coaches, who play a vital role in their successes.
Gold Medals: A total of R500 000, with R400 000 going to the athlete and R100 000 going to the coaches.
Silver Medals: A total of R250 000, with R200 000 going to the athlete and R50 000 going to the coaches.
Bronze Medals: A total of R100 000, with R80 000 going to the athlete and R20 000 going to the coaches.
For team events including relays, the prize amounts are the same as above with the larger split (80%) being divided between the winning team and 20% being split amongst the coaches.
Also announced was a new app “Team SA Rise” which will be available in the coming week on both the apple store and on android. Team SA Rise App will give full profiles of each athlete, images and up to date notices of everything that happens in RIO.
The Full Team SA List of Athletes Headed to Rio
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
Managers/Coaches: Shawn Adriaanse, Graham Hill, Dean Price, Cedric Finch, Igor Omeltchenko, William Sherritt, Alasdair Hatfield
Women (marathon): Irvette Van Zyl, Christine Kalmer, Lebo Phalula
Men (marathon): Lusapho April, Sibusiso Mzima, Lungile Gongqa
Women: Carina Horn, Alyssa Conley, Tsholofelo Thipe, Justine Palframan, Caster Semenya, Wenda Nel, Dominique Scott, Lynique Prinsloo, Sunette Viljoen, Anel Oosthuizen
Men: 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, Louis van Zyl, Le Roux Hamman, Ruswahl Samaai, Luvo Manyonga, Stefan Brits, Khotso Mokoena, Rocco van Rooyen, Willem Coertzen, Lebogang Shange, Wayne Snyman, Marc Mundell
Managers/Coaches: Irma Reyneke, Paul Gorries, Terseus Liebenberg, Maryna van Niekerk, Pieter Lourens and James Moloi
Men: Jacob Maliekal
Manager/Coach: Chris Dedman
Women: Bridgitte Hartley
Manager/Coach: Craig Mustard
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
Women: Tanya Seymour
Manager/Coach: Ingeborg Sanne
Groom: Kirsty Taylor
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
Managers/Coaches: Barney Kujane, Vera Pauw, Desiree Ellis, Francis Chansa, Shilene Margaret Booysen
Men: Jody February, Itumeleng Khune, Ishmael Mngonyama, Rivaldo Coetzee, Abbubaker Mobara, Mothobi Mvala, Erick Mathoho, Tebogo Moerane, Tercious Malepe, Gift Motupa, Maphosa Modiba, Deolin Mekoa, Phumlani Ntshangase, Keagan Dolly, Tyroane Sandows, Lebogang Mothiba, Menzi Masuka, Tashreeq Morris
Managers/Coaches: Levy Ramajoe, Owen da Gama, Thabo Senong, Predikumar Bhaktawer, Simone Conley
Women: Paula Reto, Ashleigh Simon
Men: Brandon Stone, Jaco van Zyl
Golf Caddies: Chris Simmons, Jason Reynolds, Deon Flowers, David Buhai
Manager/Coach: Gary Player
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Ryan Patterson
Manager/Coach: Jonathan Okada
Men: Zack Piontek
Manager/Coach: Nikola Filipov
Women: Kirsten McCann, Kate Christowitz, Ursula Grobler, Lee-Ann Persse
Men: James Thompson, John Smith, Shaun Keeling, Lawrence Brittain, Jake Green, David Hunt, Vincent Breet, Jonathan Smith
Manager/Coach: Roger Barrow, Andrew Grant, Paul Jackson
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
Manager/Coach: Ashley Evert, Neil Powell, Renfred Dazel, Alan Temple-Jones
Men: Stefano Marcia, Asenathi Jim, Roger Hudson
Manager/Coach: Brevan Thompson
Women: Gillian Sanders, Mari Rabie
Men: Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman
Manager/Coach: Kate Roberts, Lindsey Parry
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
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