Gymnasts receive training

2015-07-02 06:01

Gymnasts Wanda Tshemese and Hlakanipha Moya were selected to attend a high performance training session taking place in Johannesburg.

Gymnasts Wanda Tshemese and Hlakanipha Moya were selected to attend a high performance training session taking place in Johannesburg.

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It was a joyous occasion for two Langa gymnasts when they boarded a Johannesburg bound plane on Monday morning.

Wanda Tshemese (11) and Hlakanipha Moya (10) were selected by the South African National Gymnastic League to a attend a special camp for top performing gymnasts in the country.

The one week camp was conducted by high performance coaches from Russia - one of the leading nations in the field of gymnastics.

Langa Rythmic Salaagh executive member Sindile “His” Moya said they were pleased to have members of their club chosen for events of this nature.

“They are excelling and this shows that our hard work does not go unnoticed,” said Moya.

He said the two girls were part of a similar experiment last year in September and that they had returned with polished skills.

Club coach Rashieda Abrahams, who also accompanied the girls to Jozi is adamant that the trip will “galvanise” her gymnasts into stars.

“Look, we have Wanda, who was voted the Western Province sportswoman of the year and it bodes well for her future. These girls are both talented and I hope they will learn and absorb a lot from this camp,” she said.

Visibly excited, the duo did not talk much when approached for an interview, but there was huge laughter when Hlakanipha teased her mom.

“Mama you have never the boarded a plane in your life, I beat you to it,” she said hiding behind her coach.

Wanda said she hoped to learn a lot from the Russian coaches. “I see a lot of Russina girls on televison doing well,” she said.

Moya said the club was hoping to produce an Olympian in the near future but conceded that this would need enormous effort and support

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