CASTER Semenya, South Africa's 18-year-old middle-distance running prospect, will chase two gold medals in the CAA African Junior Championships in Mauritius while fine-tuning herself for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin next month.
The South African team of 27 men and eight women left on Tuesday to take part in the African Junior Championships from July 30 to August 2 in Mauritius.
Semenya became the fourth fastest woman in the 800m this season with a time of 2:00,58. Her next goal will be to break the two-minute barrier.
Much is also expected from Tazmin Britz, former gold medallist at the IAAF World Youth Championships, in the javelin event, Cheyne Rahme (pole vault), Boipelo Motlhatlhego (triple jump) and Luvo Manyonga (long jump).
On the track Cornel Fredericks in the 110m and 400m hurdle events, sprinters Waide Jooste, Ethan Floris, Brent Stevens and Rorisang Rammonye in the 400m will be hunting the medals.
Boys - Waide Jooste, 100m (CGA); Ethan Floris, 100m (BOLA); Patrick Vosloo, 200m (AVT); Brent Stevens, 200m (WPA); Peter Marx, 400m (AFS); Shaun de Jager, 400m (BOLA); William Motosola, 800m and 3000m Sc (AFS); Retlale Mokone, 800m and 1500m (AFS); Jerry Motsau, 1500m (CGA); Folavio Sehohle, 5000m (CGA); Joel Monne, 5000m (ACNW); Lucas Bothabutle, 3000m Sc (ACNW); Senzo Nkosi, 10000m (KZNA); Cornel Fredericks, 110m H and 400m H (BOLA); Kobus Moolman, 110m H (AGN); Neil de Beer, 400m H (AGN); Ruan Claassen, High Jump (AVT); Luvo Manyonga, Long Jump (BOL); Dylan Cotter, Long Jump (CGA); Boipelo Mothlathlego, Triple Jump (AGN); Apelele Rasmeni, Triple Jump (BORA); Stephan Brink, Shot Put (AGN); Ulrich Damon, Javelin (ACNW); Cheyne Rahme, Pole Vault (CGA); Windy Jonas, 1500m (AFS); Willem le Roux, Decathlon (BOL); and Gert Swanepoel, Decathlon (ACNW).
Girls - Allysa Conley, 100m and 200m (CGA); Melissa Hewitt, 100m (BOL); Rorisang Rammonye, 200m and 400m (ANWN); Anuschka Nice, 400m and 800m (CGA); Caster Semenya, 800m and 1500m (AGN); Lindie Liebenberg, Discus (BORA); Tazmin Brits, Javelin (ACNW); and Gezelle Bernard, Javelin (BORA).