Athlete Year of Birth: 1993
Athlete Place of Birth: Vereeniging
Athlete Weight: 62kg
Athlete Height: 184cm
Athlete Lives: Pretoria South Africa
WTS Ranking: 101 174pts
ITU Points List:: 71 1361.14pts
I first took up triathlon when I was 13 years old because I was looking for a challenging sport. I have a family history in sport: my father was an athlete, and both of my parents are cyclists. My parents have had the most influence on my sporting career, as they have always supported me.
I currently train in Pretoria, and during an average training week I swim for eight hours, bike for 10 hours, and run for seven hours. My personal best swim time (750m) is nine minutes, bike (20km) 28 minutes, and run (5km) 15 minutes. I . My favorite ITU race has been the Bled European cup, because it was my first gold medal in an ITU race
My triathlon goal is to represent my country at the Olympic Games. The biggest obstacle that I have had to overcome is the transition from an average athlete to a winning one. Something that the triathlon world doesn’t know about me is that if you want to ask me for a favour, first give me a dark slab chocolate and ill do anything for you
Athlete Sponsors: BSG Consultants, Triathlon South Africa, High Performance Centre, ASG sport solutions, K-SWISS
Athlete Language: Afrikaans, English
Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2006
Athlete Education: Sport school
Athlete Hobbies: Spending time with friends, movies, spending time in nature.
Athlete Sports Hero: Claude Eksteen, Javier Gomez, Jan Frodeno
Athlete Proudest Moment: Within triathlon, my proudest moments have been to have finished 8th at the youth Olympic Games, and winning the 2010 Bled European Cup, and Winning the 2010 African Champs
Athlete Injuries: God Has blessed me with an injury free body.
Athlete Coach: Lindsey Parry, Emma Swanwick, Rocco Meiring