Elite Athlete Development Programme Media Release
Madida gearing up for massive
Durban – Having had a taste of the big time in 2015 when he went
to the World BMX Championships in Belgium, 16 year old
Klaarwater’s based BMX star Manqoba Madida has his sights set on
another trip to the world showpiece in Colombia in May 2016.
Madida was spotted at an early age when he was riding at his home
track at Giba Gorge and since has flourished into one of the
country’s top BMX talents and has been assisted by the Elite
Athlete Development Programme.
“Having the opportunity to go to a World Championships was an
incredible experience,” a grateful Madida said. “It was awesome
to be able to see the best in the world compete and see where I
was in terms of the best.
“It also helped me realise how much more work I have to do to try
and get to that level.”
Having taken up the sport seriously when he was 11 years old
Madida had never had the opportunity to experience competition
like he did in Belgium in 2015 however he is not one to shy away
from a challenge and understands that he has to work hard in
order to reach those heights.
“Being away from home for that period of time was a challenge but
at the same time it was a great experience.
“As I said being able to see the best in the world compete and to
have competed against them was great for me and my development as
a rider,” he stressed.
The young Giba Gorge rider is focused on giving himself the best
opportunity to get to the World Championships in Colombia later
this year is a goal that Madida has his sights set on and with
the help of the Elite Athlete Development Programme he feels that
he is on course to achieve this.
“I have set my goals to train really hard this year and just keep
on improving, even if it is just bit by bit.
“I have felt that I am getting better and better which is great
and these improvements will continue to give me the motivation
that I need to keep on growing.
“I’m just focused on getting to the World Champs in May,” a
determined Madida added.
With the assistance of the specialists at the Prime Human
Performance Institute and the EADP Madida is receiving some of
the best treatment and training he could and he is determined to
take full advantage of this.
“When I train I have a goal in mind and I have a plan that I am
working towards which is encouraging for me.
“I can always see the positive changes when I leave training
which gives me the motivation to train harder and keep on trying
“It has been going really well and I just want to thank everyone
that is involved in my progress from trainers, coaches, sponsors
and they all give me the motivation to keep on improving,” Madida
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With a slight taste
for the big time in 2015 BMX rising star Manqoba Madida has his
sights set on another trip to the BMX World Championships in
Colombia later this year with the help of the Elite Athlete
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