Olympian Profiles

Caster Semenya on Self-Love, Knowing Your Worth and Fighting the IAAF
Caster Semenya on Self-Love, Knowing Your Worth and Fighting the IAAF

Caster Semenya is one of South Africa’s most successful professional athletes. She’s an Olympic Gold…

Nichola Mohr on her plans to become the first South African Olympian in Dressage
Nichola Mohr on her plans to become the first South African Rider & Horse Pairing in the Olympics Dressage

Nichola Mohr plans on becoming the first South African pairing of horse and rider to…

The Link Between Mental Strength and Athletic Performance
The Link Between Mental Strength and Athletic Performance

In 1954, after trying and failing time again to break the elusive 4 minute mile,…

Ursula Grobler: Chasing Childhood Dreams
Ursula Grobler: Chasing Childhood Dreams

In his famous talk “The Last Lecture”, Randy Pausch  speaks about  “Really Achieving your Childhood…

You Can’t Row it Alone: Conversations with 3 Team RowSA Olympic Medallists
You Can’t Row it Alone: Conversations with 3 Team RowSA Olympic Medallists

“Many of my rowers wouldn’t make the cut physiologically in many of the top teams…

Lebogang Shange: From Township to Rio, how Race walking changed his life
Lebogang Shange: From Township to Rio, how Race walking changed his life

People on the internet have strong feelings about race walking. And they’re not positive. Those…

Chad Ho on Marathon Swimming, Lessons, Sacrifices and that Top 10 Olympic Finish
Chad Ho on Marathon Swimming, Lessons, Sacrifices and that Top 10 Olympic Finish

On August 16, Chad Ho swum to tenth position in the Olympic Men’s Marathon 10km…

Dear Future Olympians: Advice from 2016 Olympic Athletes
Dear Future Olympians, Advice from 2016 Olympic Athletes

Do you know what Olympians have in common with each other no matter their sport?…

Wenda Nel and the Hurdles of Becoming an Olympian
Wenda Nel and the Hurdles of Becoming an Olympian

Like most young girls, Wenda Nel grew up wanting to do what her big sister…

The Cheat Meals of Elite Athletes
The Cheat Meals of Elite Athletes

Elite athletes keep a pretty rigid schedule. From training to what they put in their…

Henri Schoeman Born to be an Olympian
Henri Schoeman Born to be an Olympian

In the quarter century that Henri Schoeman’s been alive, there’s never been a time when…

Mari Rabie - the Triathlete is Back and Headed for Rio 2016
Mari Rabie – the Triathlete is Back and Headed for Rio 2016

When Mari Rabie was a little girl, Elana Meyer gave her and her sister a…

Marc Mundell: Walking into Rio 2016
Marc Mundell: Walking into Rio 2016

My first memory of the Olympics is watching the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. My…

Dominique Scott-Efurd’s Whirlwind Journey to Rio 2016
Dominique Scott-Efurd’s Whirlwind Journey to Rio 2016

Ever since she was a little girl growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, Dominique…