Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg student Thea Langenhorst is preparing to represent South Africa at the World Karate Training Camp and World Youth League Championships in Croatia from June 25 to July 3.
Falling in love with the sport at the age of six, Thea is determined to achieve perfection in her karate techniques. She has been the pride of South Africa since 2017, representing the country as Protea.
She is appealing to the public for sponsorships and donations so she can compete in the upcoming Commonwealth Karate Championships in Birmingham, England.
“It’s such an honor to even be selected for these internationally ranked events. “I trained every day and worked really hard to achieve my dream of maybe being in the Olympics one day.”
Sensei Roberta Biagioni, Thea’s coach, said he was proud of her and her self-motivation to attend all of her regular training classes as well as coaching her elite team in her preparation for all tournaments. “I’m honored to have guided her through her entire training through her accomplishments,” Biagioni said.
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