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Olympic Hopes: Rynardt Van Rensburg

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We catch up with brilliant 800m athletics champion from Kovsies Sport – Rynardt van Rensburg. The resolve of a man is tested in hardship, rocky roads, stormy decks, and if he STANDS amidst this then you can know his journey upward WILL SUCCEED. This is SA’s Rynardt van Rensburg, determined and set in his course. Today he shares his expectations for 2016 and the Road to Rio that lies ahead.


Academic plans for 2016?
I’m continuing my Marketing degree 3rd year at Kovsies.

Sports plans for 2016?
My Goal will be to run both Varsity Cup meets 800 and 1 mile. To qualify for the Olympic Games as soon as possible. My focus will be the European Athletic season June 2016.

What are you most looking forward to for this year 2016?
The University Athletic meetings is always the most fun. I’m working hard so looking forward to good races.

What is your biggest motivation at the moment?
My biggest motivation definitely will be the personal best I ran in 2015 of 1,45.40. I enjoyed the World Champs and learned a lot.

What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
I’m struggling a little with a knee injury at the moment as soon as I can get it sorted I’ll be on my way to where I need to be.

What are your upcoming events where your fans can follow and support you?
The 2 varsity Cup meetings at Pretoria and Stellenbosch are awesome meetings to watch and are broadcast on Super Sport as well.

Stellenbosch      – 04 March 2016

Pretoria (Tuks) – 18  March 2016

More on Reynardt:

Fresh & Hungry : Rynardt Van Rensburg


NB – All images were supplied by the athlete to Heslop Sports. If there are any images that are not credited correctly, please email info@heslopsports.co.za with the details and we will gladly do so immediately.

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