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RIO 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games will officially open on Friday 5 August 2016. We congratulate all of our 137 South African athletes that will represent the country in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The Western Cape will be represented by 21 athletes in a range of sporting disciplines. We’ll be cheering for all our athletes but we’re especially proud of our athletes from the Western Cape that will not only represent our country, but also the talent in the Western Cape.



Proudly standing behind our athletes

The Olympic athletes from the Western Cape who will be representing our country are: 

Sebastien Rousseau who is from Stellenbosch, is now based in the USA and will compete in the men’s 200m butterfly and men’s 400m individual medley swimming events.

Lungile Gongqa from Khayelitsha will compete in the men’s marathon.

Justine Palframan from Stellenbosch will compete in the women’s 200m and 400m athletic events.



Dominique Scott from Stellenbosch will compete in the women’s 10 000m race.

Antonio Alkana from Parow will compete in the men’s 110m hurdles.

Rocco van Rooyen from Bellville will compete in the men’s javelin throw.

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio from Stellenbosch now based in Europe will compete in the women’s time trial and women’s road race cycling events.

Roxanne Barker from Stellenbosch, Jermaine Seoposenwe from Mitchells Plain (now based in the USA) and Leandra Smeda from Vredenburg will compete in the women’s soccer event.

Jody February from Strandfontein, Rivaldo Coetzee from Kakamas, Abbubaker Mobara and Tashreeq Morris from Mitchells Plain will be competing in the men’s soccer event.

Dylan Sage from Plumstead, Cheslin Kolbe and  Justin Geduld  from Kraaifontein, Juan De Jongh  from Stellenbosch, and Kyle Brown from Newlands will be competing in the Rugby sevens event.

Asenathi Jim from Green Point and Roger Hudson from Newlands will compete in the men’s 470 (dinghy) sailing event.

We wish our athletes the best in their pursuit  of gold, silver and bronze and being among the best in the world.

The content on this page was last updated on 5 August 2016