I am the Commonwealth Games 2018 Bronze Medalist and 2018 African Champion in the sport of Weightlifting. My other sporting achievements are 6x World Karate Champion and Crossfit Games competitor in 2011. I finished university graduating with a Masters in Sports Psychology with a Sport Science undergraduate degree.
I have been coaching weightlifting, Crossfit and strength & conditioning for 10+ years. I started my own gym Crossfit ECX in 2012 and established ECX weightlifting (which is still going strong today) being awarded the best weightlifting club in South Africa in 2018.
Since then I moved to USA where I founded Draak Weightlifting and studied for my OPEX fitness certification. USA is where I continued my passion for youth weightlifting developing a strong youth program at Redside Crossfit and Black Box both located in Texas.
Currently I am living in Romania training for my Olympic dream come Tokyo 2020.