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The African Games is a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020 (Part 2)

The outstanding representatives of Swimming are Michael Houlie, who will also take the flag for the South African sports delegation at this conference, having won a 50m butterfly gold medal at the 2018 Toronto Youth Olympics and 4x100m male bronze medal at the Games. sport of the Commonwealth of Gold Coast 2018. Medal Sports congress of the Commonwealth of Gold 2018 Mona Pretorius will be the hope of the weightlifting team.

At the 2015 African Games in Congo, the capital of Brazzaville, South Africa won a total of 122 medals, including 41 golds, 41 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals – thereby finishing third in the overall medal table. group. Egypt ranked first and runner-up position belongs to Nigeria.

Australia and New Zealand attended the Pacific Games as associate members

Accordingly, Australia and New Zealand attended the Pacific Games together as an associate member of the Pacific Games Council. This decision was also adopted by the Pacific Sports Games Council. This is the second time, Australia and New Zealand attended a Games as an associate member, before the Games took place in Papua New Guinea four years ago.

Australia will compete in athletics, beach volleyball, seven-player rugby, sailing, taekwondo and weightlifting at the Games. New Zealand athletes will compete in archery, athletics, taekwondo and weightlifting.

Attending the competition as an associate member of the Pacific Games Council will help raise the standard and develop the reputation of the Games. Associated members of the Pacific Games Council are granted to the nations and territories by the Pacific Sports Games Board.

This allows affiliated members to compete at the Pacific Games and the miniature Pacific Games, provided they comply with the terms set by the Executive Board.

Australia and New Zealand are the first associate members. Associate members will not have the right to vote and may not participate in the campaign to host one of the two events mentioned above.

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The African Games is a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020 (Part 1)

South African Sports Federation and Olympic Committee Chairman Gideon Sam said South African athletes will attend the African Games in Morocco’s capital city of Rabat as a quality measurement event in preparation. towards Tokyo 2020.

The African Games will be a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020

 South Africa will send 153 athletes and officials to attend the twelfth session of the continent’s largest multi-sport event, scheduled to take place from August 19 to 31. South African athletes will compete in 11 of the 26 sports of the program: archery, athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, canoeing, bicycle, judo, swimming, table tennis, tennis and weightlifting.

President Gideon Sam said that the African Games is a very important event in the South African sports competition program, the most competitive event in the continent. , The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will officially begin and this is truly a measurement event for the athletes in preparation for the biggest sports card event in the world.

According to President Sam, representatives of South Africa are experienced athletes and the goal is to win tickets to the Olympic Games. Players will also accumulate more experience from this Games to enter the more competitive playground of Tokyo 2020 if they win tickets to go on.

As usual when attending the African Games, South Africa will be the largest sports team and will participate mainly in Athletics with a total of 38 athletes, followed by Swimming with 24 athletes. In which Antonio Alkana and Lindsay Hanekom will be the hopes of the 110m and 400m fences respectively. This is also the core force of the South African track and field with Zenéy van der Walt 400m fenced and Sunette Viljoen threw javelin.

The four athletes mentioned above are among Africa’s top athletes at major sporting events. The core force of sailing is Bridgitte Hartley, who won 2012 London Olympic Games K1 500m for women.