Congratulations to this young champ at his wonderful results at Gauteng Biathle Championships 2016. Watch this space as we will be reporting back on his stellar performance at the 2016 South African Biathle/Triathle/Laser-Run Championships in Bela-Bela last weekend.
Further reading on Cayde:
Championships Report Back
|Name & Surname||Cayde de Waal|
|Name of Meet||Gauteng Biathle Championships 2016|
|Date of Meet||7 May 2016|
|City and Country||Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa|
|Names of Events participated in?||Youth C Boys Biathle|
|Names of medals/ awards||Gold Medal – Youth C Boys|
|Highlights of the event?||My highlight was coming from behind after my little mistake in the transition which left me about 25m behind in the swimming leg, and still winning the race.|
|Lessons learned from the event?||I learnt that you must always take an extra split second to make sure of your actions.
During my transition I threw my shoe into the basket and dove into the pool, not noticing that my shoe hit my other shoe and landed out the basket. Luckily I was called back to put it back into the basket and wasn’t disqualified, but it cost me valuable time.
|General observations and vibe of the meet?||There was a great turn out, the biggest for a Gauteng Biathle Championship event. There were close to 160 athletes taking part.|
|What/Who motivated you throughout the champs?||It was a combination of family support, friends and the crowd in general.|
|Biggest challenge leading up to / at the meet?||Trying to find the right balance between different training programs.|
|What is happening next for you in sport?||The 2016 South African Biathle/Triathle/Laser-Run Championships in Bela-Bela|
|Anything Else you want to mention?||I will be participating in my first competitive Triathle event at the S.A. championships this year and I’m looking forward to it very much.|
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