Sports star runs to the top

2018-02-28 06:01
Mmatli Mphatseng Photo: Supplied

Mmatli Mphatseng Photo: Supplied

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Budding middle-distance runner Mmatli Mphatseng (11) is Express’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for February.

Mmatli was chosen for his achievements in athletics, track events and cross-country.

He is a learner of the Atang Primary School in Bloemfontein.

At the Free State Schools Athletics Meeting (zonal level) held in Bloemfontein, Mmatli obtained a first place in the 1 200 m event.

He qualified for the interdistrict meeting for the districts of Motheo and Xhariep on 17 February, where he finished in the top five.

Mmatli has qualified to compete in the Free State Schools Athletics Meetings, track and fields’ that will take place at the Free State Athletics Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday (03/03).

His latest performance sees him continue where he left off last year.

In 2017, Mmatli participated in six cross-country leagues and managed to obtained the first position in all the events.

He won a gold medal in the Cross-Country League and a silver medal at the Free State Track and Field Championship in the 1 200 m event.

He also obtained a silver in the South African Championship after finishing in the second place in the 2 km race.

Due to his excellent form, he was named as the Atang Primary School’s best achiever in athletics for 2017 and 2016.

Mphatseng’s motto is: “Practise hard until it hurts.”

More on the Let’s Play initiative:

Over time, SuperSport has evolved as the quintessential sporting 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.

With this insight, Let’s Play was started in November 2005 with the aim of elevating the awareness of social situations and to introduce and encourage play, activity and sport in schools.

For more information, call Lynne Landman at Z PR on 051-522-9574 during business hours.

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