MEYER Gerald < Back  
Sport Wrestling - Freestyle
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 18 Jun 1987 in Ermelo, SAF
Height1.77 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Pretoria, RSA
Occupation Insurance Officer
Languages Afrikaans, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began in Ermelo in 1992.
Why this sport? His father introduced him to wrestling and he has loved it ever since.
Club / Team Tuks Wrestling Academy: Pretoria, RSA
Name of coach Nico Coetzee and Bennie Labuschagne
Coach from which country? South Africa
Coach from what year? 2005 and 2008
General Interest
Hobbies Reading, fihsing, cycling (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 2006 Junior African Championship and being selected as part of the South Africa team at the Commonwealth Games 2010. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Alexander Karelin, Buvaisar Saitieu (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto You have to train like the best to be the best. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours He was the 2009 Best Senior Wrestler in Gauteng Province, South Africa (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Ambitions To win a medal at World Championships and to take part in the 2012 London Olympics. He also plans to start his own engineering company. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)