She packs a muscle: Cape Flats strongwoman, 25, excels in male-dominated sport

She packs a muscle: Cape Flats strongwoman, 25, excels in male-dominated sport

- Faith lifted a heavy 200kg at the Western Province Strongman Qualifier

- She qualified for the Arnold’s Africa Strongman and South African Strongman Nationals

- She urged women not to fear male-dominated sports

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A Cape Flats strongwoman is proving that women can excel in male-dominated sports.

Faith Tohyana lifted a heavy 200kg at the Western Province Strongman Qualifier held in Brackenfell this past weekend, Briefly.co.za learned.

In the process, she qualified for the prestigious Arnold’s Africa Strongman and South African Strongman Nationals scheduled for April in Gauteng.

Faith lifted 200kg. Source: Daily Voice

Faith lifted 200kg. Source: Daily Voice

Speaking to Daily Voice about her impressive achievement, Faith said:

I do this because I want to show women they do not have to fear a sport dominated by men.
I am the only woman competitor and member of the Western Province strongman and strongwoman club. Maybe it’s because my name is Faith that I do not have a problem tackling any problem or obstacle.

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Faith qualified for the South African Strongman Nationals. Source: Daily Voice

Faith qualified for the South African Strongman Nationals. Source: Daily Voice

The 25-year-old strongwoman said hard work and perseverance are important to succeed in her sport.

She practises for two hours every day and has a "tough" training programme. Her success therefore comes as no surprise.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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