Tamzin is a flash on the tracks

2015-05-12 06:00
Tamzin Thomas in action at the South African Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and u.23 Track and Field Championships in Bloemfontein.

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Tamzin Thomas in action at the South African Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and u.23 Track and Field Championships in Bloemfontein. PHOTO: superimage media

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One of arguably the best 17-year-old female sprinters in the country is the April winner of the People’s Post/Let’s Play Siyadlala Sport Star of the Month.

Tamzin Thomas, who lives in Mitchell’s Plain, is a Grade 12 pupil at Western Cape Sports School in Kuils River.

She is the current South African and African 100m junior champion and also excels in 200m. From 2012 to 2014 she was the WP and SA 100m champion. In 2013 she was a semi-finalist in the 100m race at the World Youth Games held in the Ukraine.

Tamzin won gold medals in the finals of the 100m and 200m events at the SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and u.23 Track and Field Championships in Bloemfontein at the beginning of April. She also won bronze in the final of the 100m race at the SA Senior Track and Field and Combined Events Championships held at Coetzenburg in Stellenbosch at the end of April.

“My secret to success is training every day and to be grateful for what you have in life and always thank the Lord after each and every event,” Tamzin says.

“My dream for the future is to part of the Olympic team and to win a medal next year at the world champs.”

According to her dad, Peter, she ran her personal best of new 11.68s at the South African Open Track and Field Championships held in Potchefstroom over the weekend and is now the new SA Open woman’s senior champion in the 100m race. Her personal best in the 200m is 23.72s which she ran in Bloemfontein this year.

But Tamzin is also a cracking indoor and beach volleyball player and has earned national colours in both disciplines.

. Remember that you can also enter your sport star for our monthly competition. Entries for May are now open and all you need to do is email your nomination to ben.burger@media24.com. Clearly write the subject as Sport Star. You need to mention the achievements of the nominee in detail and the email should be shorter than 300 words.

Each monthly winner will receive a gift pack and will automatically be entered in the People’s Post/Let’s Play Siyadlala Sport Star of the Year award to be held later in the year.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Sport stars between 13 and 18 years old in any sport can be nominated and must live in the People’s Post distribution area

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