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University of Free State,
Free State Sport Science Institute,
O’Bakeng Molopyane has worked with athletes such as Wayde van Niekerk, Akani Simbine, Hendrik Maartens, Maryke Brits, Jovan van Vuuren as well as the VKB Knights Cricket Academy and the Free State Warriors Basketball Team.
O’Bakeng graduated in 2011 from Lofdal Christian School on the A.C.E. curriculum, which is based on a Personalised System of Instruction (PSI) methodology. He went on to study Sport Science at the University of the Free State, where he graduated with his Honours degree in Sport Science cum laude in 2015. He is currently completing his Master’s degree in Sports Science. Along the way he has accumulated various awards including The UFS Sports Bursary, The Academic Bursary Award and The Golden Key Award. In 2016 he became the only certified Human Tecar Therapist/Operator in South Africa.
He considers goal setting, self-management and the initiative to self-study and work towards understanding concepts before seeking the help of lecturers, to be the key skills which he adopted from his schooling system.
O’Bakeng continues to work with world-class athletes such as Wayde van Niekerk, and he played a pivotal role in the team which supported Wayde recently in winning a gold in the 200m and a silver in the 400m at the World Championships in London. O’Bakeng is certain to play a crucial role in the careers of many athletes for decades to come.