Meet SA's fittest firefighter: Single Baigum Abrahams, 23, wins toughest firefighter competition

Meet SA's fittest firefighter: Single Baigum Abrahams, 23, wins toughest firefighter competition

A 23-year-old single mom stunned audiences and fellow competitors at the annual “Toughest Firefighter Alive” competition.

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Baigum Abrahams triumphed at the toughest firefighter competition, but what makes her achievement more remarkable was she only trained a week before the competition.

“I am in the service for 13 days today, I started on the first and won the overall female award,” the rookie from Cape Flats said.
Single Baigum Abrahams, 23, won the toughest firefighter competition.

Single Baigum Abrahams, 23, won the toughest firefighter competition. Photo credit: The Daily Voice

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The Daily Voice reported the mom of a one-year-old son said she received a Superwoman certificate, and the Cape Town female relay team also took home the gold.

Abrahams had to face off against the toughest female firefighters in SA in the local leg of the international event.

Meet SA's fittest firefighter: Single Baigum Abrahams, 23, wins toughest firefighter competition

Baigum Abrahams during the competition. Photo credit: The Daily Voice

However, the highlight of the day for the Mitchells Plain Fire Station rookie was how proud her son and fellow firefighters were of her.

She added training was hard, since most people train weeks before hand and she only had seven days.

Abrahams added her family supported her and all the work she done at the station paid off, along with her short training period.

JP Smith, Mayco member for Safety and Security, said Abrahams, who resides with her mother, graduated from the academy in July and her performance at the competition made the team proud.

Meet SA's fittest firefighter: Single Baigum Abrahams, 23, wins toughest firefighter competition

The winner of the male competition, Emile Conrad, along with Abrahams who crushed her competition. Photo credit: The Daily Voice

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