Hernu shines in javelin

2015-08-12 06:00
HERNU VAN VUUREN, a learner of the Bethlehem Voortrekker High School, has been selected as July’s Express Eastern Free State and

 SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. 
Photo: 
Tladi Moloi

HERNU VAN VUUREN, a learner of the Bethlehem Voortrekker High School, has been selected as July’s Express Eastern Free State and SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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HERNU VAN VUUREN (17), a learner of the Bethlehem Voortrekker High School, has been selected as July’s Express Eastern Free State and

SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for his excellent performance in athletics.

Hernu has been representing the Free State since 2010 at the South African Athletics Championships for javelin.

In 2015 he won a gold medal at the Free State Athletics Championships with a new record of 72,70 m.

Thereafter, he won a silver medal at the South African Championships recently held in Bloemfontein.

During the South African Open Cham­pionships held in Potchefstroom, he won a gold medal.

Hernu set a new javelin record of 72,68 m and obtained a gold medal at the Africa Youth Championships in Mauritius. He recently represented South Africa at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia.

He won the qualification round with a tournament-best of 79,04 m and ended fifth in the final with a distance of 76,04 m. He is currently fourth on the World Youth rankings for 2015.

Hernu’s motto is: “Do your best and God will do the rest.” You can email your nomination to supersport@zpr.co.za or fax to 086-552-4922.

SuperSport over time has evolved as the quintessential sports authority.

With such strong sporting influence within the South African market, SuperSport has been perfectly poised to harness this power and rally the public and corporates to truly make a difference in society.

SuperSport identified that there were huge issues severely inhibiting the development of children through skills learned by playing, physical education and sport – all of which are imperative to the holistic development of young people.

It was from this insight that Let’s Play was born in November 2005 with the aim of elevating awareness of our social situation and to introduce and encourage play, activity and sport in schools.

Send your SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month nomination for school learners between the ages of 6 and 18 today (nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection).

For more information, please contact Lynne or Juanré at Z PR on 051-522-9574

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