CAPE TOWN –Caitlin Rooskrantz was due to perform at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this month but due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the games have been postponed and Rooskrantz decided to live-stream her routine on Sunday August 2.
Sunday would be the exact date the 18-year-old would have performed on the global stage and was due to perform on the bars as the first artistic gymnast to represent the country at the Olympics in 15 years.
In collaboration with Sanlam, her routine will be streamed from her training facility in Johannesburg.
“Of course, this was not Caitlin’s plan, but now is the time to be making some new plans,” said Sanlam Chief Executive Sydney Mbhele.
“That’s exactly what we do at Sanlam every day by helping people to reach their goals, despite the setbacks and unseen disruptions, which is why we’re only too happy to be supporting Caitlin in still reaching her goals – albeit in a different way.
“She is an inspiring example for us all of someone that has not let challenges get the better of her, but instead let them make her even better,” he said.
The live stream of Rooskrantz performance can be seen here.
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