Middle-distance world icon Caster Semenya will headline the second leg of the ASA Athletics Grand PrixSeries, with local and international stars expected to set the track alight at Greenpoint Athletics Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday 23 March 2022.
Semenya, winner of two Olympic gold medals and a three-time 800m world champion, will line up in the women’s 3 000m event which is also the World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger, with the 31-year-old athlete looking to prove she is still a dominant force on the track.
She might not have it all her own way, however, against a field which also includes long-distance specialists Kesa Molotsane, who remains a real threat and Glenrose Xaba, who will hope to show a turn of speed after joining Semenya’s training group.
With middle-distance events taking centre stage at the coastal meeting in the Mother City, national 800m champion Prudence Sekgodiso will be hard to beat in the women’s 1 500m race, as the 20-year-old prospect steps up in distance.
In the men’s metric mile, rising star Ryan Mphahlele will turn out against a field which also features South African 800m champion Tshepo Tshite.
But the thrill of contests doesn’t end there with some fantastic clashes on the cards in other disciplines.Having won the women’s flat 400m race in the ASA Grand Prix series opener in Mangaung earlier this week, former world junior champion Zeney van der Walt will be eager to carry her form into her specialist 400m hurdles event in Cape Town.
The entry lists also include the likes of African record holder Antonio Alkana in the 110m hurdles race, former World Athletics Championships finalist Victor Hogan in the discus throw and two-time Olympian Rocco van Rooyen in the javelin throw.
Olympic sprinterSibusiso Matsenjwa of the Kingdom of Eswatini and winner of the 100m in the Mangaung leg of the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Series is up against local prodigy Benjamin Richardson and German athlete, Steven Muller in the men’s 200m contest.
Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022
Venue: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
Start Times: Pre-programme 4pm – 6pm
Main Programme 6pm – 8pm
Tickets: R100per person
Available at www.MyAthletics.co.za
Broadcast: Live on SuperSport channel 209
Live on Athletics SA TV on www.athleticssa.org.za