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Report Back – Yuvish Premlall – Cana Zone 4 – Africa Championships 2016

Brilliant and balanced is young swimmer Yuvish Premlall. A shout out to ANY company, institution of learning or high performance centre: Let us support our young athletes and help them shine and reach their full potential by offering them sponsporships and assistance of any nature from a young age. Respecting and celebrating their JOURNEY of hard work.

Further reading on this young man –



Meet / Championships Report Back

Name & Surname Yuvish Premlall
Name of Meet Cana Zone 4 – Africa Championships 2016
Date of Meet 20-23 April 2016
City and Country Port Louis, Mauritius
Names of various Events participated in? SA Level 3 Nationals, Regionals & S A Schools
Names of medals/ awards received for which events? Bronze medal 200m fly 15-17 age group.
Highlights of the event? That awesome feeling on the podium when your name is announced representing South Africa during the awards process.

Interacting with Olympians from other African Countries.

Lessons learned from the event? South Africa has a very strong and enthusiastic swimming base amongst the youth.

The nerves we have at big events is also common amongst the Olympians, it’s how we learn to manage them that’s important.

General observations and vibe of the meet? The meet was truly spectacular. Overall there was a buzz of positivity and motivation from my colleagues to new acquaintances.

As the gala progressed we all became like one big family, this for me was very comforting especially being away from home.

What/ who / motivated you throughout the meet / champs? My friends Fadhil and Nabil Saleh, Brady Samuels, Taahir Essof, Kurt Rautenbach, Ryan Chandler & Jacques Malan.

The Olympians Igor Mogne, Mario and Pedro Pinotes shared valuable advice.

Most importantly – the daily telephonic support I received from my family in South Africa.

Biggest challenge leading up to / at the meet? (if any) I turned 15 the month before this gala.

Having to race in the 15-6 age group for most events, in some cases 15-17 and even open-division. Most entrants were a good two years older than me.

In the open division 800m free I swam against Olympians and still managed to finish 7th overall.

Swimming in the bigger age group was in some ways disheartening, (like not always receiving a medal), yet in more ways than one very inspirational.

Anything Else you want to mention This international event has given me an open eye view of the bigger picture. I am now more confident than ever before and remain committed to my vision.





Further reading on this young man –


Yuvish Premlall Stats

Thanksgiving 2015


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

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