Team SA girls compete on Women’s Day

South African female athletes are scheduled to compete in London.

South African Olympics Athlete Sunette Viljoen. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - It could be a very happy Women's Day for Team South Africa at the London Olympics on Thursday with three top female medal contenders in action.

Bridgette Hartley will be in the women's rowing final, Sunette Viljoen will be competing for a shot at gold in javelin, while runner Caster Semenya is in the 800m semifinal.

Viljoen is currently the number one javelin thrower in the world and looks set for a medal of some colour.

She boasts the longest throw of the season at 69,35m.

Hartley takes to the water at 11:15 on Thursday morning, while Viljoen competes at 22:00 at night.

Semenya goes for her first Olympic final at 20:30 when she runs in the 800m semifinal.