Kidney Beanz athlete Kristen Henry gets following award

Kristen Henry was selected to be part of the South African Team at the World Transplant Games which were held in Spain at the end of June 2017. She made [...]

Kristen Henry was selected to be part of the South African Team at the World Transplant Games which were held in Spain at the end of June 2017.

She made South Africa extremely proud by winning 5 gold medals and a bronze.

She won the following events:

  • Swimming 50m Butterfly
  • Swimming 50m Backstroke
  • Swimming 50m Freestyle (New World Record)
  • Athletics 100m Sprints
  • Long Jump (New World Record)
  • The South African relay team won bronze.

To top off a great performance, Kristen was nominated and won the overall best junior athlete of the games. In total there were 2400 participants in the various disciplines during the games from 54 countries. The experience was wonderful and Kristen enjoyed making new friends and loved the competition. None of this would have been possible without the sponsors who helped Kristen get to Malaga, Spain.

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