BestMed invest heavily in sport development at HPC!

This is according to HPC’s chief executive, Toby Sutcliffe during Sowetolife Mag Online- visit at his HPC offices in Tshwane recently.

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Talking development. Toby Sutcliffe CE at High Performance Center (Tuks) has attributed the success of athletes to financial backing from the country’s top medical aid company BestMed.

For the record, both Leotlela and Munyai finished the 200m race, respectively, during the Olympic Games and Sutcliffe believes that the best of these two sprinters is yet to be seen by South Africans.

Leotlela and Munyai arrived here at the Tuks Sports Academy when the institution ventured into the partnership with Bestmed three years ago with 60 other youngsters.

“Like any other young athletes who are admitted to the academy, we start them with the program of building their muscles and at the same time allowing them to adapt to the right diet,” explained, Sutcliffe who has been at the centre since its inception in 2000.

With the best medical attention at the expense of Bestmed, both Leotlela and Munyai did not disappoint as they went on to perform very well in other competitions ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio.BESTMED

For the record, Leotlela earned himself a Gold Medal in 100m during the Youth Commonwealth Games in 2015, before he could add a Silver medal under his belt during this year’s Junior World Championships.

On the other hand, not to be outdone, Munyai was also in his best during the World Junior Championships, as if that was not enough, he went on to clock 20.39 seconds- personal best record at the University of Johannesburg which booked him a ticket to the Olympics in Rio.

Having already agreed in principle with Bestmed to extent their partnership with three more years, the oozing with confidence Sutcliffe, said they don’t see any reason why they will not reward Bestmed with some good results in the near future.

“We are looking forward to this extended partnership with Bestmed to improve the standard of both Leotlela and Munyai while at the same time producing more athletes as part of our reward to Bestmed,” he quipped enthusiastically, and also described their love for the athletes and at heart as their secret to a successful results.

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The best is yet to come, points out the determined Sutcliffe, during intimate interview at his office, adorned with athletes sport frames. Images JACOB MAWELA.

Given the fact that HPC has produced other world’s known athletes such as the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Gold Medalist in 800m, Caster Semenya and a number of football stars such as Robyn Johannes, Lerato Chabangu, and many other sports personalities, Sutcliffe is positive that the best is yet to come.

“For athletics, our long term goal is to build a strong team that will represent us well during the 2022 Commonwealth Games which will be held in Durban, and before that we look forward to use other competitions such as Region 5 Championships in Angola, the World Junior Championships and Youth Commonwealth Championships as a platform to prepare ourselves,” he concluded admirably.

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