Golden boy Juan de Jongh

Today Sascoc will announce the Blitzbokke and Bafana U23 squads who will be going for gold at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Among the medal hopefuls will be 400m ace Wayde van Niekerk, middle-distance powerhouse Caster Semenya, swimming golden boy Chad le Clos and the Blitzbokke.

With most of the athletics and swimming stars already selected and qualified, it’s the composition of the Springboks Sevens team and the men’s soccer team that is all the talk.

The Blitzbokke are set to decide if they will be taking 15-man stars Bryan Habana, Cheslin Kolbe, Juan de Jongh and Ryan Kankowski to fight for the first ever gold in the discipline.