By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Former Commonwealth champion, Akani Simbine who led the South African team of 10 athletes on Tuesday to World Athletics Relay Championships tin Silesia, Poland, has talked about his country’s preparedness to the World Athletics Relays.
The African champion spoke at the press conference for Silesia in Chorzow, Poland on Friday.
“We are grateful that we’re here and able to compete…We are very excited about the opportunity to race. For us it’s been just trying to get the team together and trying to make sure we’re ready to compete.” He said.
The South African 100 metres champion declared that they have a strong team that is ready to compete.
“We are a country that believe in ourselves and in the talent that we have. We have prepared really well and we’ve come with a strong team.”
South Africa will compete in the 4x100m men, 4x400m men and mixed relays.
The delegation is made of two male teams and a mixed team who are going to Silesia to do well and position themselves for automatic qualification for the Olympic Games.
The tournament starts on Monday, the 1st of May and on Tuesday, the 2nd of May.
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