Oberholzer caps off impressive season

HARARE - Junior Sportswoman of the Year nominee Rebekah Oberholzer capped off an inspirational year after being crowned Africa Challenge Champion last Sunday.

The seven-year-old, who has made a 2014 Redline Mini her favourite toy, put in a shift at Harare’s BMX track to win all her races on the day and bag the All Africa championship.

Her brother Ben was not to be undone as he went on to win both categories in the nine-year-old category before claiming the junior time trial champion which was a new event.

But the day certainly belonged to the reigning BMX Six and Under Girls World Number One, Rebekah, who has been riding in a class of her own.

Her season bountiful trophy cabinet also includes the Africa Continental Champion, South African Age-group champion and Zimbabwe National Series champion.

Rebekah’s exploits have rightfully seen her being nominated for the Junior Sportswoman of the Year whose winner will be known on December 17.

Meanwhile seven other Zimbabwean riders were crowned All Africa Champions  after  emerging  winners  in their various  age categories at  Harare  Bmx  Club .

Zimbabwe Cycling Federation president Andrew Donaldson felt the Bmx Africa challenge well attended.

“I am  very  happy  that  we  managed  to  do well in the  tournament ,I  give  credit   to  both  girls and boys  they  did  very  well with  many  of  them being  crowned All Africa  Champions,” he said.

“All  riders  were   selected in the  team events , Team  Zimbabwe finishing  first followed  by  South Africa ,3rd Garfunkels  and  4th T and S Auto.”

All Africa Champion winners

8 and under Girls –Rebekah Oberholzer (Zimbabwe), 7 year olds –Daniel Collett (Zimbabwe), 8 year olds Ryan Lemmer (South Africa), 9 year olds –Ben Oberholzer (Zimbabwe), 12 year olds –Conor Terblanche (South Africa), 13 year olds –Jarod Ellse (South Africa), 15 year olds Manqoba Madida (South Africa), 16 to 39 Cruisers –Byron Robertson (South Africa), Elite class- Kyle Dodd (South Africa).

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