Team South Africa has been forced to make several changes ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

As athletes assembled in the various athletes villages, Sascoc on Wednesday announced a team update for the multi-sport showpiece scheduled from 28 July – 8 August.

2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Alan Hatherly is out of the Games due to scheduling, while fellow mountain biker Mariska Strauss has withdrawn after testing positive for Covid-19.

Olympian and cyclist Nicholas Dlamini is out of the Games with an injury and will be replaced by Callum Ormiston.

Para-athlete Ernst van Dyk is also out injured and replaced in the para-marathon by Tiaan Bosch, while triathlete Nicholas Quenet also picked up an injury and has been replaced by Dylan Nortje.

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