Lemao athlete by heart

2015-04-29 14:09

THE winner of SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for April is Tshenolo Lemao (15), a gr. 9 learner at the St Andrew’s School in Bloemfontein.

Tshenolo is an athlete by heart, but he also enjoys hockey and cricket. In this year alone, he had already taken part in five athletics meetings.

At the Central NWU Pukke Top 20 athletics meeting, he claimed silver medals for both the 100 m- and 200 m-dash. Thereafter he won the 100 m and 200 m at the HTS Louis Botha Invitational and also improved his personal best to 11:15 seconds in the 100 m and 22:79 seconds in the 200 m.

During the Free State High School Championships, the Motheo Xhariep High School Championships and Free State Senior u.23 Youth, Junior and Sub-youth Championships, Tshenolo again obtained gold medals in the same events.

He was also awarded a trophy for the best sprinter and track athlete for all age groups in the HTS Louis Botha Invitational.

As part of the Free State Schools Athletics team that took part in the South African Schools Athletics Championships in Rustenburg, Tshenolo claimed the silver medal in the 100 m with a personal best of 11:05 seconds and a bronze medal in the 200 m.

He was selected to be part of the Free State team for the South African Track and Field Championship that took place in Bloemfontein from 9 to 11 April.

He made the finals of the 100 m and 200 m and achieved 4th and 5th positions respectively.

Tshenolo has also been a consistent performer on the hockey field for both his school and the Southern Free State team for the past three years.

Tshenolo’s motto is: Attitude is everything.

You can email your nomination to supersport@zpr.co.za or fax to 0865524922.

More on the Let’s Play initiative:

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.

Over time, SuperSport has evolved as the quintessential sports authority.

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

SuperSport has identified serious issues that are 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.

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

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