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Sport Weightlifting
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 21 Jul 1984 in Cape Town, SAF
Height1.49 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Strand, RSA
Occupation Athlete
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education Massage Therapy - Sandy Roy Beauty Therapy Institute
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began weightlifting in Strand in 1997.
Why this sport? She began weightlifting because she wanted to become a weightlifting champion.
Club / Team Hottentot Holland: Cape Town, RSA
Name of coach Aveenash Pandoo
General Interest
Nicknames Posh. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hobbies She enjoys dancing, watching movies and coaching. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Champion of Champions award at the Commonwealth Championships in 2008. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Her mother, Cheryl October. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Injuries She previously suffered from knee injuries. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Falling is not falling, staying down is. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Ambitions Her ambition is to be the best athlete that she can be during her sporting career and then to become one of the all time best coaches in weightlifting at the conclusion of her career. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)