The team, which consist of 14 male and 17 female athletes, is a good mix of experienced athletes and some newcomers to the World Championships.
Athletes such as Gerhard de Beer (discus throw) and Morné Moolman (Javelin throw) won medals at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille 2011, while others such as Duwayne Boer, Pieter Conradie, Jan-Louw Kotze and Fana Mofokeng also competed.
Seven of the female athletes have experience of competing at the World Championships too. They are: Liezl Hechter, Lezaan Jordaan, Thato Makhafola, Izelle Neuhoff, Janet Seeliger, Philippa van der Merwe and Stephanie Wicksell.
Duwayne Boer won the youth Long Jump at the Yellow Pages SA Schools and Junior Championships in Germiston with a leap of 7.68m, a massive improvement on his previous best of 7.20m at the World Youth Championships in France in 2011.
Boer is one of three talented youth athletes included in the team, the others being Julia Du Plessis in the high jump and new SA 800m Youth Record holder, Monique Stander.
The Full Team:
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