VERMEULEN Gidion < Back  
Sport Lawn Bowls
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 18 Jul 1970 in Robertson, SAF
Height1.88 m
Weight 115 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Other names Gippo.
Residence Pinetown, RSA
Occupation Prison Officer
Languages Afrikaans
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started the sport when he was 24.
Why this sport? He started the sport because he sustained a rugby injury.
Club / Team Westville Bowling Club: Durban, RSA
Name of coach Theuns Fraser, Simon Botha, Jessica Henderson
General Interest
Nicknames Gippo. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Deepsea fishing. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Won the Trinations and won a bronze in the 2006 Melbourne CWG. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Lawn bowler Gerry Baker, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Nelson Mandela. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Injuries Sustained a left knee injury from rugby. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Love the sport and people and be very competitive. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours Received National Colours in 2003. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)
Ambitions He would like to play competitively for as long as possible. (Athlete, 8 Oct 2010)