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Wian gets ‘vooma’ back
- Updated: October 6, 2011
Our top junior triathlete, Wian Sullwald looks to regaining the form that took him to eighth spot in last year’s inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore, writes Mark Etheridge.
Sullwald was in action at the recent All Africa Games where he suffered from stomach problems and although he managed to race on that occasion the problem didn’t go away.
It resurfaced in Beijing, venue for the code’s world championships a few weeks back. “I’ve been busy sorting out some health issues with my body because I collapsed at world championships,” Sullwald told Road to London 2012 this week.
“Luckily I seem to have spotted the problem, I was suffering from iron deficiency,” explained the 18-year-old Pretoria ace. Sullwald had an iron injection this week to remedy the shortfall as well as pills to supplement his iron levels.
Sullwald will be busy racing the BSG Energade Series (he’s part of the BSG elite team) and his next big race will only come in the New Year. “I also plan to live in Germany next for a few months while I race in Europe.” Sunday’s BSG Energade race at The Islands in Hartebeespoort should go some way to showing whether he’s back on track.
Fellow triathlete Richard Murray’s career has rocketed since being based in Germany for much of the competition season and hopefully Sullwald’s will also follow the same upwards curve.