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Report Back – Cayde de Waal Gauteng Biathle Championships 2016

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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:

Meet the Young Athletes: Cayde de Waal

Report Back – Cayde de Waal

 

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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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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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