NDLELENI Babalwa < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 14 Mar 1979
Height1.63 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Cape Town, RSA
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages Xhosa, Zulu, English
Higher education Education - College of Capetown: Cape Town, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began weightlifting in 1997.
Why this sport? She found it exciting and because it was an Olympic sport.
Club / Team Nyanga Club: South Africa
Name of coach Aveenash Pandoo
Coach from what year? 2003
General Interest
Nicknames B, Babs, Babes. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hobbies She enjoys reading, listening to music, walking by the beach and socialising. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Winning three gold medals at the 2006 African Championships. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Rubben Gonzalez, Vilma Rodolf and Natalie Du Toit. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Injuries She had a shoulder injury in 2009. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto If you do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, success is only a matter of time. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours South African Sport Woman of the Year in 2006. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Ambitions She wants to become a world class athlete and to compete at the 2012 Olympics. After her sport career she wants to own a gym and continue being involved in sport, either coaching or managing at a national level. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)