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SA skateboarding champ on a mission to qualify for Olympics

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The 25-year-old has bypassed several other African teams, making him one of the highest-ranking skateboarders on the African continent.


09 Dec 2019
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SA skateboarding champ on a mission to qualify for Olympics

SA skateboarding champ Jean-Marc Johannes. Picture: Shane Adams

Coming from a family of athletes and not being able to get into a single sports team meant skating was an escape for a 10-year-old boy from Athlone, Cape Town. Now, 15 years later, his escape has earned him a place as one of the highest-ranked skateboarders in Africa and he is well on his way to achieving his mission of winning himself an Olympic medal. Growing up in a family of avid sports lovers and athletes, Jean-Marc Johannes said he had always had a keen interest in sports. Unfortunately, he said, he never had the opportunity to play sports...

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