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Skizo seeks to build on silver
- Updated: August 7, 2010
With a silver medal at last weekend’s UCI BMX World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South African Olympian and MTN BMX cyclist Sifiso ‘Skizo’ Nhlapo is showing the world he is a force to be reckoned with as he prepares for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London.
Thanks to his sheer dedication and commitment to regaining his previous form and fitness, Nhlapo showed that being out of action for eight months due to a spinal injury would not hold him back.
ÔÇ£We are extremely proud of Sifiso’s achievement at the BMX World Championships, which he used as a platform for his preparation for the 2012 Olympics. He has remained eternally committed to working extremely hard and training at every opportunity to ensure a high level of fitness,ÔÇØ says Bernard Pieters, senior sponsorship manager at MTN South Africa.
ÔÇ£We anticipated a solid performance from Sifiso, but his determination and overall performance not only met our expectations, but also exceeded them. He continues to bring honour to the MTN brand and to all South Africans,ÔÇØ he says.
Nhlapo’s racing plans for the rest of the year include, among others, a BMX Invitational from 14 to 16 August in Colombia, the UCI SX Chula Vista in the USA from 17 to 18 September, as well as the MTN SA Champs and MTN Grand Nationals in KwaZulu-Natal from 24 to 26 September.
I wish him all the best.He made all South Africans and his supporters very proud.A silver was good for us as we all know where he comes from (neck injury). The support he had from South Africans with their vuvuzala`s was out of this world. The cherry on top was the song he chose for the time trial.It gave me goose bumps.The song was Impi nansi impi iyeza. Umani ongathinta amaBhubesi. He rode like one wild Lion.