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SA four take to the floor at World Championships in Florida
- Updated: November 6, 2014
South Africa’s top trampoline and tumbling gymnasts are ready to roll at the 30th World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The world’s top exponents, including in the synchronised and double-mini codes, will be in action.
The SA team is just four-strong, with one woman and three men.
The sole woman is young Bianca Zoonekynd from Port Elizabeth. She may be young but she’s still got years of experience and is a two-time silver medallist at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships in the double-mini discipline.
She was also part of the World Games line-up that did duty in Cali, Colombia last year.
Despite battling with a back injury in recent weeks, she got the green light to compete. The team got much-needed practise at the Indo-Pacific Championships in Sun City and the SA Gym Games in Cape Town in recent weeks.
The male members of the team are Jean-Jacques Viviers, like Zooneyknd from the Eastern Cape and the Gauteng duo of Offering Tlaka and Lucky Radebe.
The last-mentioned was part of the SA’s team at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Competition is due to start on Friday and continues through to Sunday.
Picture of Zoonekynd and her mom/coach Mandy by Wessel Oosthuizen/SASPA