South African will be banking their hopes on LJ van Zyl, Khotso Mokoena and Caster Semenya for medals when the IAAF World Championships start in Berlin this weekend.

Van Zyl, who is the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion, goes into the 400m hurdles competition having posted the fastest time in the world this year at 47.94.

Also the quickest on the planet is South Africa’s new women’s 800m teen sensation, Semenya, who recently clocked a mind- blowing 1min 56.72sec at the African youth championships. Her final will be raced on Wednesday.

Fans will have to wait until next weekend for long-jumper Mokoena to try to add to the Olympic silver he won in Beijing….Read More

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