ROLLER SPORT SOUTH AFRICA (RSSA) is very proud to host the 35th SOUTH AFRICAN SPEED ROLLER SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP in April 2011.
The championship is scheduled from the 3rd to the 6th April 2011. Road races will take place in Mandela Village, Hammanskraal and the track racing on the 5th and 6th of April at the Pilditch stadium in Pretoria West.
With the assistance of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the City of Tshwane and Sport and Recreation South Africa it will be the biggest South African championship ever. A record amount of skaters have entered and the competition will be of a very high standard.
Experienced competitors from Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, North West and Western Cape will participate in the age groups and World level Junior and Senior sections. Beginners from 18 clubs will compete in their first South African championship.
Skaters in the Junior and Senior sections are in for a very hard championship, they will do distances ranging from a 200m Time trial up to a 20 000m elimination race. Many of the top skaters have entered in 10 different races. Their level of fitness is absolutely amazing. Thanks to the NLDTF top skaters had the privilege to train with world champion skaters Wouter Hebbrecht and Sara Sayasane in December, the specialised training camp had a huge impact on their performances.
One of the favourites to win titles in the Junior section is Tshepo Modikwe from Hammanskraal who won 5 medals in a major international championship in Italy last year. He will face very tough competition from fellow South African team members Karabo Molepo, Ubakeng Boikanyo and Koketso Makhudu.
In the senior section Brian Baloyi who performed very well at the African championship in December will face tough competition from Marlon and Cisco Avontuur of the Western Province team in the sprint races and Sandile Peyi in the long distances. Phemelo Mojolwane and Tshepo Kekana also have their sights set on the senior titles.
Tumelo Moteme skated brilliant times in the Northern Gauteng championship and she wants to break the SA records in April. The young Duduzile Tshabalala from North West has made remarkable progress and she is sure to give Tumelo very tough competition.
All the Junior and Senior skaters are will give it their best shot to qualify for inclusion in the trials for the South African team. The world championship will take place in Korea from the 30th August to the 5th September 2011. The 2010 SA team performed exceptionally well and RSSA is confident that the 2011 team will be in reach of the World medals.
The championship will be very exciting and everybody is welcome to come and watch the amazing racing. Entry to all three day of championship is free to all spectators.