JOHANNESBURG (RSA): World 800 metres champion Caster Semenya was not named in the preliminary selection of South African team for summer African Championships. That is only preliminary selection, final will be announced early July. In the initial selection 57 names. For example male 800 m world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, world indoor champion in long jump Khotso Mokoena, sprint champion Simon Magakwe, 400 m runner Ofentse Mogawane, middle distance runner Juan Van Deventer, steeple record holder Ruben Ramolefi. Already clear is the trio for 400 m hurdles with Cornel Fredericks, Wouter Le Roux and LJ van Zyl.
BARCELONA (ESP): In an interview with the LOC for this summer’s European Championships in Barcelona British world indoor champion Dwain Chambers has explained he is running fast times in practice and feels mentally strong, suggesting he could medal at the championships. Chambers once again expressed his regrets about his mistakes in the past and was quoted that one of the most important things he could have done for track and field was to come back and win the gold medal in Doha “If the youth of today can learn from the mistakes that I have made over the years, then it must be a positive message,” Chambers said.
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