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03 May 2019 | Story Ruan Bruwer
Lynique Beneke
Lynique Beneke, long jump athlete of the University of the Free State and the national women’s champion seven times in a row, hopes to qualify for the World Championships.

The long jumper, Lynique Beneke, dreams of going to another Olympic Games and jumping over seven metres before she retires.

In between, there is still a World Championship later in the year for which she is trying to qualify. The qualifying standard is 6,72 m, not far from the 6,64 m she achieved at the national athletics championships at the end of April, which earned her a seventh consecutive national crown. At the time, it was the seventh best globally. She will have to qualify in Europe, as the South African season is over.

“With my faith as my biggest support, my mom and I both dreamed about me jumping exactly the same distance of 7,03 m! That is my big goal. I know I can do that,” Beneke (28) said. Her personal best is 6,81 m.

Special bond with coach

She is currently studying Education (BEd Senior and FET phase). “At this moment, I’m focusing on finishing my degree and enjoying my athletics. I want to give my athletics a fair chance, as I am only getting into prime shape now at this age. Once I’m done with athletics, I will focus on a career.”

According to Beneke, a 2016 Olympian and the Kovsie Senior Sportswoman of the Year for 2018, consistency is the name of her game. “I show up, even when I don’t feel like it. I push myself every day. I feel I have so much left in the tank, and that motivates me. All the glory to God.”

She is married to the hurdler, PC (also a Kovsie student). They moved from Gauteng to Bloemfontein at the end of 2017.

“My coach, Emmarie Fouché, was the big influence (coming here). I started working with her at the end of 2015. We work perfectly together; we are both women and have the same work ethic. She understands me. We are very close, and I think that is what makes the difference.”

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Alumni Stage Door 2005: Tickets

Tickets: Available at Culture Office ( Louis Botha) Thakaneng-Bridge Room 55 from 16 Februarie
Tel: 401-2819,
Entrance Fee: R15 p.p.

Final: Callie Human Centre
3 Maart 2005 - 18:30.

Guest Artist: Philip Marais

Alumni Stage Door
Alumni Stage Door previously known as Stage Door is definitely one of the highlights to look out for on the Arts & Culture calendar for 2005. Each hostel gets the opportunity to select a first year group of 20-30 members to participate in a very enjoyable and competitive competition. The groups must then produce a production which consists of 70% drama and acting and 30% singing.

Rotations: Ladies 28 February 2005
Men 1 March 2005
Final: 3 March 2005

The theme for Alumni Stage Door 2005 is : "Once upon a time"

For further details please contact:
A.C. Geldenhuys
SRC: Arts and Culture

Office:(051) 401 9122
Cell: 084 585 3338

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