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Radebe and Zoonekynd fly the SA flag in US
- Updated: November 9, 2014
By Mark Etheridge
World Games stalwarts Lucky Radebe and Bianca Zoonekynd were the pick of the South African gymnasts at the World Tumbling and Trampoline Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Radebe, part of Team South Africa at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan is into the final of the double-mini trampoline.
Fellow DMT competitor, Offering Tlaka finished in 11th spot while the fourth member of the team, Jean-Jacques Viviers failed to progress.
Said Radebe: ‘Wow what a competition, very very tough, going in to finals in sixth place, just want to thank all the competitors for the great challenge.’
Zoonekynd competed in Cali, Colombia last year at the most recent World Games but was hampered by a thigh injury.
She ended 11th in the tumbling. Her first routine went well but the second could have seen an improvement and matters weren’t helped by a nerve-wracking delay mid-competition.
Later she moved onto her favourite event, the double-mini, with some degree of success. ‘So I’m in the finals, lying second after prelims… just so happy I did my routines. Thanks to everyone for the love and support,’ she said.