Zakithi Nene

Name: Zakithi NeneHSNene

Date of Birth: 02/04/1998

Gender: Male

Place of Birth: Ladysmith

Home Town: Ladysmith

Sporting Code: Athletics

Introduction to your sport: It all happened in primary school. Various sports were offered and athletics was one of them. I earned my first provincial colours for 100m in 2009 without serious training, so I thought I should actually give this sport a try.

Career Achievements: 2009 – bronze for 80m and gold for 100m during KZN champs. 2013- broke KZN record for 400m, earned a gold medal at both KZN champs and inter-provincial championships. 2015- came 3rd at sub-youth, youth, junior and u/23 championships in Bloemfontein in the youth (16/17) category.

Nickname: Za

Role Model: Wayde Van Niekerk – he is a local athlete and is doing pretty well. He is a motivated athlete and is very disciplined, he doesn’t allow the fame to get to him.

Favourite Food: Pasta

How do you spend your down time? I’m usually out and about, socialising.

Specialist Event/s: 400m

Importance of the EADP for you: It provides me with access to various facilities which I’m not exposed to back in my home town, such as dietitian, physio’s etc.

Favourite Drink: sparkling krusher – strawberry flavour

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