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Tamryn Blgnaut on being a South African Darts Representative

BY Tamryn Blignaut

My darts career started when I was in Grade 10. You could say it runs in the family as both my parents and sister play. The first year I played I did not receive my Provincial colours but I didn't let that stop me.

 

The next year I worked extra hard and was picked out of 2 girls to go represent the Eastern Cape at the South African National Darts championships held last year in July.

 

Out of 14 girls I was placed 7th missing the Protea team by just 2 points. I was very disappointed but was determined to make the team next year.

 

About a week ago I received a letter stating that I had made the team because they had made a mistake. I was over joyed. I will never forget the tears in my dad's eyes because I was the first girl ever to receive my South African colours in our district.

 

The Protea team will be in Windhoek, Namibia from the 24th to 26th August 2015. As this is my first time going on an aeroplane, I am extremely excited and am determined to win a gold medal to add to my collection.

 

I still can't believe I have accomplished something so great in a period of two years. I cannot wait to go represent my country. 

 February 17, 2015
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