bullet aims for victory

IN-FORM South African athlete Mbulaeni "Bullet" Mulaudzi, the world 800m king, is psyched up and keen to add another gold medal to his cabinet at the African Senior Track and Field Championships in Kenya.

IN-FORM South African athlete Mbulaeni "Bullet" Mulaudzi, the world 800m king, is psyched up and keen to add another gold medal to his cabinet at the African Senior Track and Field Championships in Kenya.

The keenly awaited event will be staged in the capital Nairobi, from July 28.

"I have been doing well and the plan is to win another gold medal," said Mulaudzi, who won gold in at the World Championships in Germany in August last year.

Also included in the team bound for Nairobi and chosen by Athletics South Africa is long jumper Khotso "Crocodile" Mokoena, a close friend of Mulaudzi's.

"The best performers in Nairobi will be included in Team Africa at the Athletics World Cup in Croatia in September and I also want to be part of that team," Mulaudzi said.

The lanky Mokoena, who has recovered from an ankle injury, is also geared up to win in Kenya to be in the team to Croatia.

"Just like Bullet (Mulaudzi), I also want to win gold in Kenya and that's what I'm going for. I'm in the best of shape and looking forward to compete in Kenya," Mokoena said.

Other members of the team include:

MEN - Simon Magakwe 100m/200m, Hannes Dreyer 100m, Ofentse Mogawane 400m, Windy Jonas 800m, Juan van Deventer 1500m, Johan Cronje 1500m, Pieter van der Westhuizen 1500m, Tshamano Setone 5000m, Ruben Ramolefi 3000m steeplechase, Edwin Molepo 3000m steeplechase, Lehann Fourie 110m hurdles, Ruan de Vries 110m hurdles, Cornel Fredericks 400m hurdles, LJ van Zyl 400m hurdles, Thami Hlatshwayo 20km walk, Sors Joubert decathlon, Mokoena long jump, Luvo Manyionga long jump and Tumelo Thagane triple jump.

WOMEN - Estelle Wittstock 200m/400m, Carina Horn 200m, Mapaseka Makhanya 800m, Rene Kalmer 1500m, Tebogo Masehla 3000m steeplechase, Myrette Filmalter 3000m steeplechase and Janet Wienand heptathlon.

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