Every South African Female Athlete Qualified For The 2024 Olympics – So Far

by | May 16, 2024 | News

As of the time of writing, there are precisely 71 days to go until our South African athletes fly the flag and represent the country at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Every competitive athlete has the event firmly in their sights and is working hard to put their best efforts forward. Read on to see the South African female athletes at the 2024 Olympics.

On the 15th of May 2024, The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) announced the first of three parts of the team set to jet off to the Games.

When are the 2024 Olympics?

The 2024 Olympics are set to take place in Paris, from 26 July to 11 August 2024. South Africa will participate for the ninth time since its return to the world stage in 1992.

Where can South Africans watch the 2024 Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded exclusive broadcast rights to DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for the 2024 Olympic Games. Added to that, the Olympic Channel will be showing past and live events, which can be accessed online.

The South African Female Athletes At The 2024 Olympics

The list of female athletes who will represent South Africa at the 2024 Olympics is not fully confirmed but these are the athletes and teams who have secured qualification to the event. This article will be updated as new information comes to light.

Field Hockey

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Image from SA Women’s Hockey Team

The women’s hockey team sealed their Olympic ticket when they beat Nigeria by a nine-goal margin in the finals at the qualifying games, securing a gold medal for the tournament at the same time.

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Rugby 7’s

South African Athletes 2024 Olympics
Image from Springbok Women’s Sevens

The women’s team is set to make their first-ever Olympics appearance after securing their spot at the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens regional qualifying tournament.

Gymnastics

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Image from Caitlin Rooskrantz

Talented gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz recorded a historic 19th place finish at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium – securing herself a spot at the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Surfing

Sarah Baum Olympics 2024
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As the top-ranked South African female surfer, Sarah Baum is in for an exciting time at the 2024 Olympics. Teahupo’o, a legendary surfing village on the southwestern coast of the island of Tahiti, will play host to all surfing events. 

Climbing

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Image from South African National Climbing Federation

Gqeberha’s Aniya Holder will be joined by two more female South African climbers, Lauren Mukheibir and Mel Janse van Rensburg. The trio will represent the country in sport climbing.

Diving

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Julia Vincent is in full-on prep mode after bagging her ticket to Paris at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Japan.  

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Swimming

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Image of Tatjana Smith from Swimming South Africa

Swimming star Tatjana Smith (nee Schoenmaker) secured her place in Paris with impressive times at the 2024 South African National Championships. Joining her at the Games are Kaylene Corbett, Rebecca Meder, Aimee Canny and Erin Gallagher. 

Long-distance running

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Image of Gerda Steyn from Team SA

Three women have bagged their spot: five-time record-breaking champion Gerda Steyn will fly the flag, along with powerhouses Irvette van Zyl and Cian Oldknow.

Hurdles

South African Athletes 2024 Olympics
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Marione Fourie holds the national record for high hurdles and is a multiple-time national champion in the event. As such, she’ll be representing the country in high hurdles, hoping for a finals finish come July. Joining her is 400m hurdles athlete Rogail Joseph as well as Zeney Geldenhuys, who competes in both 400m hurdles and the 400m sprint.

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Middle-distance running

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Image of Prudence Sekgodiso from Team SA

Prudence Sekgodiso secured her spot in the 800m race at the Olympics and in doing so, became the second-fastest South African woman in that discipline. Caster Semenya is the first.

Canoeing

South African Athletes 2024 Olympics
Image from Team SA

Tiffany Koch and Esti Olivier have secured their spot at the Games. The pair won a tense match-up at the SA Championships at Victoria Lake in Germiston to claim their position.


Michelle October

Michelle is the Features Editor at WH. She’s immensely curious about the world, passionate about health and wellness and enjoys a good surf when the waves are good. Find her on Instagram here.

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