1 Day to go - Khotso Mokoena

Date of birth – 06.03.1985


Performance Venue Year
Personal Best LJ – 8.50
TJ – 17.25
Madrid (ESP)
Durban (RSA)
Seasons Best LJ – 8.02
TJ – 16.68
Tarku (FIN)
Pretoria (RSA)
All Time RSA 1st


The table below will say enough about the kind of athlete South African and African record holder Mokoena is in the fearsome trio we sent in the Long Jump competition. It might be worth mentioning that Mokoena has also jumped 2.10m in the high jump.

Olympic Games
Silver 2008 Beijing Long Jump
World Champs
Silver 2009 Berlin Long Jump
World Indoor Champs
Gold 2008 Valencia Long Jump
Silver 2010 Doha Long Jump
World Athletics Final
Bronze 2007 Stutgard Long Jump
Bronze 2009 Thessaloniki Long Jump
African Champs
Silver 2006 Bambous Long Jump
Silver 2006 Bambous Triple Jump
Gold 2010 Nairobi Long Jump
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2006 Melbourne Triple Jump
All Africa Games
Bronze 2003 Ajuba Long Jump
Silver 2003 Ajuba Triple Jump
Bronze 2007Algeirs Long Jump
Afro Asian Games
Bronze 2003 Hyderabad Long Jump
Bronze 2003 Hyderabad Triple Jump
World Junior Champs
Gold 2004 Grosetto Triple Jump
Silver 2004 Grosetto Long Jump

Khotso is by far one of SA’s most decorated international athletes and will be competing with a very strong Long Jump team including Zarck Visser and Ruswahl Samaai. At last year’s World Champs he jumped a 8:16 in the qualification round and 8.10 in the final to finish 7th and in the 2012 London Olympics he came 8th with a 7.93 jump.