With a Dream of becoming Olympics Champion, destiny took an unexpected turn and became a Cricketer


Female South African cricketer Tazmin Brits who had once dreamt of becoming a Olympics Champion was in fact a professional Javelin thrower.

The story of Tazmin Brits is no less than a motivating movie. With the dream of becoming an Olympian after attaining the title of Junior World Champion in 2007 at Javelin Throw. After winning the bronze at the World Junior Championship in Canada, Brits headed out with a few of her friends for celebrating the big achievement of qualifying for the London 2012. She had a major accident and the next thing she remembered was being in hospital wing.

While speaking to Sportstar, she said, “I was in ICU for two weeks, hospitalised for two months and it took me almost a year to start walking properly and stop being on a wheelchair. Honestly speaking, I shouldn’t have been alive.”

Suffering from multiple fractures and being hospitalized for over two months, Brits took her recovery seriously and with full determination and dedication she found herself standing back on her feet in a year. Keeping her injury on mind, she chose to opt for a team environment instead of individual sport.

Having an experience of playing hockey, tennis and cricket she chose to initiate her career in cricket. Being highly talented, Brits was selected for South Africa’s Emerging players’ team. Making her International debut in May 2018 against Bangladesh, and there was no looking back. She has played 14 T20Is.

With such determination she has set high standards for herself and has become a figure of motivation for the young generation. She further said, “With the high standards I had set for myself in javelin, I want to now do well for South Africa in the next year’s World Twenty20 and also make a transition into a formidable ODI cricketer.”

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