Biathle duo to take on world

Ded­i­cated young ath­letes are su­per-fit

Go! & Express - - Sport -

HUD­SON Pri­mary School pupils Luke Tin­hof and Sa­man­tha Mou­ton will rep­re­sent South Africa at the Biathle World Cham­pi­onships in Viviero, Spain, from Septem­ber 20 to 24. Their school coach, Sherelle Smith, said: “Hud­son Park is ex­tremely proud of their achieve­ments. Sam and Luke have been work­ing very hard and train nearly ev­ery day.

“No mat­ter what their in­ter­na­tional plac­ing, to us they are al­ready win­ners!”

Biathle is a con­tin­u­ous race

con­sist­ing of a run, then swim and an­other run.

Ath­letes have to sprint dur­ing the runs to be in the top spots, and have to be ex­tremely fit to do so.

Mou­ton and Tin­hof are very ded­i­cated ath­letes and have an ad­di­tional, rig­or­ous train­ing pro­gramme with swim coaches Vionne Skin­ner and Nona Keet, and run­ning coach Sammy Saun­ders.

Moth­ers Mag­gie Mou­ton and Carol Tin­hof said the self-funded trip meant the young ath­letes’ par­ents had to raise the nec­es­sary funds.

“We hereby re­quest your as­sis­tance to make this dream pos­si­ble for Sa­man­tha and Luke,” they said.

“We also wish to thank Aloe Travel for their pro­fes­sional as­sis­tance with our travel ar­range­ments. It has been such a has­sle­free ex­pe­ri­ence to book ac­com­mo­da­tion, trans­fers and flights.”

They would also like to give a big thank you to Round Ta­ble Na­hoon160 for their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion.

To buy a raf­fle ticket or con­trib­ute to the fundrais­ing ef­fort, con­tact Mag­gie on 084-581-6393 or mag­giemou­ or Carol on 071-730-9584 or


Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

POWER PAIR: South African biath­letes, Luke Tin­hof and Sa­man­tha Mou­ton, with their school coach Sherelle Smith, right, and Lynda Saun­ders, of Aloe Travel

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