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OLIVIER Chanelle Athlete
PANDOO Aveenash Team Official
PERMALL Ian Athlete
POTGIETER Dean Team Official
PRETORIUS Mona Athlete
RANDALL Mark Athlete
RAS Christine Athlete
RETIEF Lize - Mari Athlete
RICHARD Odette Athlete
ROETS Ilse Team Official
ROETS Lauren Athlete
ROPER Ronwyn Team Official
ROSSOUW Jeanre Athlete

OLIVIER Chanelle
First Name Last Name Gender
Chanelle Olivier Female
Sport Athletics
Event/s Track & Field
800m
1500m
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 1500m - 4.19.20
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002
2003
2004
X - Country World Championships, Dublin
1500m - South African Championships, 4 Km X - Country
6km X - Country Championships
1500m - South African Championships
6 Km - South African Championships
84th
1st
1st
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002
2002
2004
World Cross Country Championships, Dublin
Southern Regional Championships - Lesotho
Botswana - Southern Regional Track Championships
84th
8th
4th
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
2005 Cross Country World Championships - 6km
Other Interesting Information
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
To use my talent and to make a full-time career out of athletics. I enjoy running!
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Maria Mutola - Lourdes; Gabrielle Stabo

PERMALL Ian
First Name Last Name Gender
Ian Permall Male
Sport Swimming
Event/s
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002
2003
2003
2003
2004
S A Games
W P Jack Currie ( Club)
S A Junior Team Brazil
S A Team African Junior Championships ( Morrocco)
W. P Nationals

2 Gold 3 Bronze

2nd 50m Backstroke
Finalist
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Hobbies: fishing, soccer & cricket
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Mom and dad
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Alexander Popov

PRETORIUS Mona
First Name Last Name Gender
Mona Pretorius Female
Sport Weightlifting
Event/s
WeightClass/Playing Position under 58 kg female
Personal Best 145 Kg Total
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2004
2004
All African Games
Afro Asian Games
African Championships
S A Seniors
6th
5th
Overall 3rd
1st
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Hold 2 seniors records and 3 junior records in Under 568 kg division Hobbies: Dancing, singing, being with friends Nickname: Dooley
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Started weightlifting to help karate
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Halil Mutlu

RANDALL Mark
First Name Last Name Gender
Mark Randall Male
Sport Swimming
Event/s
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2004
Mare Nostrum 800 Frestyle
S A National Championships 400m + 1500 M Fresstyle
S A National Championships 400m + 1500 M Fresstyle
3rd
1st + 2nd
1st + 2nd
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003 All Africa Games
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
I enjoyed being in the water
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Grant Hackett, Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps & Roland Schoeman

RAS Christine
First Name Last Name Gender
Christine Ras Female
Sport Athletics
Event/s 100m Hurdles
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 14.12 - Inter High 02/09/04; 14.24 - C G A Bloem; 14.34 - U S S A S A Germ.
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
2004
Zone 6 Games
South African Junior Championships
Gold
Silver
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
203
2004
F A A F World Youth Championships
Zone 6 Games

Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
30th Nov - 4th Dec Commonwealth Youth Games, Bendigo, Australia
Other Interesting Information
Records Held - Primary & High School level; Injuries overcome - left hamstring.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Started running in grade one.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Franki Frederiks & Michael Johnson.

RETIEF Lize - Mari
First Name Last Name Gender
Lize - Mari Retief Female
Sport Swimming
Event/s Butterfly
Backstroke
Freestyle
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 50m Fly 27.09
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2004
8th All Africa Games Abudja Nigeria
7th African Championships Morroco
7 Gold
1 Silver
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Hold the South African 50m Butterfly short course record
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
A sport I strated as a youngster that I grew to love
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Not just one person. It's the little things that people around me do that inspires me and helps me become the best sportsperson I can be

RICHARD Odette
First Name Last Name Gender
Odette Richard Female
Sport Gymnastics
Event/s
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 2002 Junior Africa Championships
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2001/02
2002
2003
Junior National Championships
Junior African Championships
Senior National Championships
1st
1st
2nd
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2000 Group Afrcian Championships 2nd
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Dec 04 African Championships Senegal
Other Interesting Information
Hobbies: Art
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire

ROETS Lauren
First Name Last Name Gender
Lauren Roets Female
Sport Swimming
Event/s 50m & 100m Freestyle
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 50m 25.88 100m 55.60
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2004
All Africa Games Nigeria
Africa Championships Morocco
S A Senior Nationals
7 Golds 3 Africa Records
3 Golds
3 Gold & 1 S A Record
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2004
2004
Springbok Colours
Springbok Colours
S S A Presidetial Award


Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
3-14 October World Short Course Championships
Commonwealth Youth Games
World Championships
Other Interesting Information
Hobbies are dancing, tennis, squash. In my spare time I like spending time with my family and friends. Satred swimming when I was 11yo. Hold the 50m SA Freestyle Record
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
As a child I always had a dream to go to the Olympics and representa South Africa. This is inspiring me to go to the top
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Lance Armstrong

ROSSOUW Jeanre
First Name Last Name Gender
Jeanre Rossouw Male
Sport Athletics
Event/s 100m
200m
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 100m - 10.74; 200m - 21.61
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
2004
2004
2004
100m & 200m - South African Youth Championships
100m South African Under 17 School Championships
100m Western Province Youth Championships
100m & 200m Western Province Under 17 Schools Championships
1st
1st
1st
1st
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
2004
100m Zone V I Games Under 20, Maputo, Mozambique
100m & 200m C O S S A S A Under 19 Championships, Maseru, Lesotho
5th
5th & 3rd
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Under 16 Western Province 100m & 200m record
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire

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