Caster Semenya at the 800m Final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Catch Team South Africa in action Friday 4 August on SS8 (DStv Channel 208) from 19:30.

Get ready to be blown away by the IAAF World Championships on Friday 4 August on SS8 (DStv Channel 208) and on DStv Now from 19:30. Day 1 already has us salivating at the line-up of elite athletes who will be competing. 

The following athletes will proudly be flying the South African flag high on Day 1 of the IAAF World Championships. 

Discus throw (from 20:20)

Group A

Victor Hogan

Hogan took first place at the 2016 African Championships. We will be crossing our fingers that he performs well in London. 

 Victor Hogan of South Africa.

Long jump (from 20:30)

Group B

Luvo Manyonga

With a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Luvo Manyonga is a hot favourite to add to South Africa’s medal tally. 

Luvo Manyonga

Zarck Visser

Having finished in 19th position at the last World Championships in Beijing, Zarck Visser will be hoping for a better performance. 

Zarck Visser

Group B

Ruswahl Samaai

After taking gold at last year’s African Championships, Ruswahl Samaai will be eager to test his abilities against the best in the world. 

Ruswahl Samaai

1500m (from 21:45)

Heat 1

Caster Semenya

With nerves of steel, Caster Semenya always rises to the occasion, much like at the 2016 Rio Olympics were she took gold in the women’s 800m. She will be looking to qualify to the next stage of the 1500m race.

Catch Being Caster Semenya, Monday 7 August on BET (DStv Channel 129) at 21:00.

Caster Semenya

10 000m Final (from 22:20)

Stephen Mokoka

Stephen Mokoka was a gold medallist at the 2016 African Championships. Can he pull off another sterling performance in London?

Stephen Mokoka

 

Catch Team South Africa in action Friday 4 August on SS8 (DStv Channel 208) at 19:30. Remember you also stream the action from the 16th edition of the World Championships on your smartphone or tablet on DStv Now.