Alililahlanga ithemba ishova elake lalimala

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Nakuba eneminyaka engu-22 uMarc Pritzen usehlangabezane nezingqinamba eziningi endleleni yakhe yokuba umpetha webhayisikili.

Ukulimala okwamqedela ikusasa lakhe kwenza abantu abaningi babikezela ukuthi ngeke aphinde abuyele kwezemidlalo.

UPritzen useke waphuka ithambo elibizwa nge-collarbone kabili kwesokudla kwadingeka afakwe insimbi eyabuye yakhishwa.

Ngo-2020 wabandakanyeka kwenye yengozi enkulu okuyilapho alimala ingxenye engezansi yodebe lwakhe yaklebhuka kwaze kwafika emhlathini kwadingeka ukuthi athungwe.

Kodwa naphezu kwezingqinamba lo msubathi osemncane uqhubekile nokulandela iphupho lakhe.

Kulo nyaka lo mdlali wamabhayisikili ongowokuzalwa e-Namibia uphume njengohamba phambili ekugibeleni amabhayisikili. NgoNdasa wawina i-Cape Cycle Tour umcimbi omkhulu wamabhayisikili kuleli.

Ngempelasonto ukwazile ukubamba iqhaza emjahweni obizwa ngokuthi Amashova race. 

“Ngijabulile ukuthi ngikwazile ukunqoba i-Cape Cycle Tour kanye nomjaho-AmaShova ngonyaka ofanayo,” kusho uPritzen etshela i-Scrolla.Africa.

“Ngibashayela ihlombe ozakwethu ngokungisiza ngenze kahle. Ngidinga ukukhula ngingene kwezemidlalo.”

Umgibeli we-TeamHoneyComb naye uqede endaweni ka-32 ku-UCI World Gravel Championship e-Italy njengoba ubebhekene nompetha.

Ukugijima kwakuyisinqumo sokuqala sikaPritzen njengoba ayekhethekile ebangeni lika-1,500m phakathi nezinsuku zesikole samabanga aphezulu e-Hoërskool Kempton Park, kodwa walimala edolweni ekhempini ye-cross country. I-physio yakhe yamcebisa ngokudlala ibhayisikili noma ukubhukuda ukuze akhe kabusha amandla akhe.

“Angiyena umuntu othanda ukubhukuda ngakho ngakhetha ukugibela ibhayisikili. Ngangingazi ukuthi ngingakwazi ukuzuza okuningi kangaka ngesikhathi esifushane.”

“Iphupho lami ukuqhubeka nokuncintisana nabagibeli bamabhayisikili abahamba phambili e-Europe. Ngingaba ngcono kakhulu uma ngingaqhubeka nokusebenza kanzima nangokusekelwa iqembu lami.”

Isithombe esingenhla ngesikaMarc Pritzen

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