14 Days to go - Ruswahl Samaai

Date of birth – 25.09.1991

I’m feeling quite good about commonwealth games. I’m excited about the whole thing. My main goal is to get a medal at the games. And also to go out there to represent my country and give my all. I’m a kingdom ambassador, so I’m not going to do it for myself and country but also my God for the talent and opportunity Hiss giving me to compete at a higher level.


Performance Venue Year
Personal Best 8.13 Germiston (RSA) 15.03.2014
Seasons Best 8.13 Germiston (RSA) 15.03.2014
World Ranking 2014 14th
All Time RSA 6th


At age 20 he came 3rd at the SA senior champs with a 7.80m jump, Mokoena who won that day with a 8.21m. And at the u/23 champs he took silver with a 7.39. That year he was 6th in SA with a best jump of 7.75. The following year he once again took bronze at Senior SA’s behind Mokoena and Visser with a 7.61 jump. He won the u/23 title with an amazing jump of 7.94 that also took the 4th placer in the SA rankings 2012. In 2013 he once again ranked 4th in SA with a jump of 7.74.  In his first major competition this year at the New York Diamond league he took bronze medal and will be looking to repeat that type of class performance at the Commmonwealth games.