Kayser’s Beach and Selborne Primary School pupil Liam Prime, 11, waved the South African flag high at the Biathle and Triathle World Championships in Hurghada, Egypt recently.
Prime competed in the under-13 age group and came in seventh place, coming back with a silver medal for his standing in the South African competitors of his age group.
The GO! previously reported (“Liam makes biathle team”, September 15) that Prime was raising funds to travel to Hurghada, and he was planning on securing his 10th place which earned him a spot on the presidential team that travelled to Spain for the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).
“Liam knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but however he never entered the race without giving anything less than 100% standing among 29 athletes, many towering over him, he remained focused,” said his mother, Vanessa Prime.
The family thanks every person who supported Liam throughout his fundraising campaign. Being the second world championship Liam attended, they thought it would be more difficult raising funds but were surprised by people’s generosity.
“Heading towards the new Biathle season, Liam aspires to make it a hat-trick and attempt to reach a third world championship in 2019,” his mother Vanessa said.