Medal glory for Rollers

2018-04-25 06:01
From left are Iviwe Maneli, Odwa Ngetu and Xabiso Nzenze lifting Lusisisa Doto high in victory.          Photo: Selby Madikane

From left are Iviwe Maneli, Odwa Ngetu and Xabiso Nzenze lifting Lusisisa Doto high in victory. Photo: Selby Madikane

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THE members of Motherwell Rollers kept the Eastern Cape flag flying high when they won medals during the 2018 National Roller Skate Championships held in Hammanskraal just outside Pretoria recently.

According to Motherwell Rollers’ chairperson, Marianne Terblanche, high-profile skaters entertained the crowds who were in attendance. Terblanche stated that she was very elated when her skaters put in more effort during the national event.

“I would like to commend my skaters for showing character during the national championships. They were brimming with confidence and made us very proud of them.

“We conducted our practices in a very small space in front of the Motherwell Shopping Centre. Our skaters managed to win gold medals. I am very pleased with their performance. We are in dire need of a space for conducting our practices,” she said.

The skaters who won medals were:

  • Small Groups in Artistic and Speed Show

Xabiso Nzenze, Odwa Ngetu, Iviwe Maneli and Lusisisa Doto each won a bronze medal

  • Glide Waltz and Olympic Foxtrot

U/13 girls: Lusisisa Doto won two gold medals

U/16 boys: Iviwe Maneli won a bronze and gold medal for speed

Over 16 boys: Xabiso Nzenze won three silver medals for dance

Over 16 boys: Odwa Ngetu won a gold medal for open dance

Best Official: Marianne Terblanche won a gold medal

Best Manager: Mxolisi Doto won a gold medal

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