Hero of the Week: Dwayne Pharo and Abongile Klaas



The year has started well for Kingswood’s Abongile Klaas (Grade 11) and Dwayne Pharo, who both participated  in the SASA National High School Championships in Potchefstroom recently.

Pharo, a Grade 9 pupil at Kingswood, ran 10.9 in the 100m semi-final and won a silver medal in the final. Klaas, a Grade 11 Kingswoodian, ran in the boys’ U17 100m, and claimed a personal best 10.79. He however, failed to get past the heats.

“I was quite sad that I did not make it to the next round but also could not be happier that I had run in such a prestigious event,” Klaas said after the Championships.

Added finals boy Pharo:“ The experience was great, with a lot of great competition. I now know where I stand and what to work on; where I went wrong and where I can build my strengths and weaknesses.”

Klaas intends to continue his athletics at school, while still chasing bigger dreams. Pharo’s goal is to become a physiotherapist, continuing his sports career, through which he hopes to travel the world. 

Dwayne Pharo (Middle) with two other athletes at the National Champs.
Photo: Supplied

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