A view of the London Stadium (Photo Credit: Kirby Lee / Getty)

A total of seven South African athletes will be in action on Friday night, with the national team expected to open their campaign in style on Day 1 of the IAAF World Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The trio of Olympic silver medallist Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai and Zarck Visser will get things under way when they turn out in the qualifying round at 8.30pm (London time) in the Long Jump Men.

All three athletes will go in search of a place in the final.

On the track, Akani Simbine and Thando Roto will blast out the blocks in the heats of the men's 100m, which start at 9.20pm, with the speedsters from Tshwane looking for spots in the semifinals.

Victor Hogan will also compete in the preliminary round of his specialist event in the Discus Throw, lining up in Group B of the qualifiers at 9.45pm.

The first SA athlete to compete in a final will be Stephen Mokoka, who goes in the 10 000m Men contest at 10.20pm.

Up against a strong field led by British defending champion Mohammed Farah, the versatile South African distance runner will hope to put up a fight if the race turns into a tactical battle.

The live stream will be simultaneously shown on the following official IAAF platforms:


The live stream will be active during the following dates/times ( GMT +1):
4 August: 19:00-21:40.
5 August: 10:00-13:05. 19:00-22:05.
6 August: 10:00-14:20. 19:00-22:10.
7 August: 18:30-22:10.
8 August: 19:20-22:10.
9 August: 19:05-22:10.
10 August: 18:30-22:10.
11 August: 10:00-13:15. 17:00-22:10.
12 August: 10:00-14:35. 17:30-22:10.
13 August: 7:45-14:40. 19:00-21:35.