Johannesburg — Athletics SA (ASA) on Tuesday unveiled five sponsors for its flagship national senior championships in Germiston in April, a move they say will lift the overall quality of the event. Title sponsors‚ medical-aid company Sizwe Medical Fund and insurance company 3SixtyLife‚ would also be involved in the SA under-20 and under-18 championships, which will be staged under the banner of cold-drinks company Twizza. The senior championships, which ASA president Aleck Skhosana said are compulsory for all athletes wanting to compete at the world championships in Doha later this year, will be staged in Germiston from April 25 to 27. The age-group competition is in Paarl on March 26 and 27. “It’s exciting to have fresh‚ new partners‚” said Michael Meyer‚ MD of Stillwater Sports‚ which arranged the sponsorships on behalf of ASA. He said the sponsorships‚ which also include Adidas‚ Rhodes Foods and Vital Health Foods for both championships‚ would ensure athletes are treated professi...

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