Carla Johnson

Carla JohnsonCarla Johnson is a 17yr old young lady residing with her mom, grandmother and siblings in Steenberg Retreat, a suburb in Cape Town South Africa. Her love for athletics started from the tender age of 8yrs. She comes from a family that is very sport orientated.

Her current athletic sporting code is the Heptathlon. She attained her Western Province colors and went on to represent her province at various national meetings. Her success on the track has earned her national colors and the opportunity to represent her country in Botswana, USA and China.Carla Johnson

Even though she was selected to go to China she could not travel due to an injury she sustained whilst competing in the USA. Despite this setback she still has her eyes set on competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Here she will endeavor to compete in the long jump event, [training in progress].

Her never say die attitude has earned her much respect amongst her friends at home and at school. Her role models are Sonja van der Merwe and Usain Bolt. With such strong role models she is determined to become the best she can be.

Athletics is her passion and a vehicle she uses to showcase to others that living on the streets doing drugs, alcohol, gangsterism etc. is not the end all and be all of life.
Life is much more precious and valuable and we need to use our God given gift / talent to make that difference in our communities. Carla has proven that giving up on oneself is not an option, that striving for success is the only way to a better and happy life.

Herewith her successes on the track the past two yours.

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  • SA Junior Youth Championship: 1st – long jump
  • SA Junior Track & Field Championship: 1st – long jump and 2nd 100m
  • For all other local competitions she finished 1st – long jump; 1st – 100m and 1st – 100m hurdles

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  • 2014 was a remarkable year for Carla. She once again showed her worth on the local track and field events:
  • SA Junior Youth Championship: 1st – long jump
  • Western Province High School: 1st – long jump & 2nd 100m
  • Botswana African Youth Games: 2nd – long jump
  • World Junior Championship [USA] – she was the only 17yr old competing with the 19yr olds - could not complete the event due to damaged ligaments and tendons in the ankle. Due to this injury she could not fly out to China for the Junior Olympics.
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Despite the setback in the USA she still managed to achieve and was awarded for her various achievements by Western Province Athletics.

  • Best youth girl of the year
  • Best junior athlete of the year
  • Sports person of the year.
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As a management team we will continue to support Carla in her endeavors to reach the top in her sporting code and be the best she can be.
2016 is looming and we wish her well in her preparation for the biggest moment in any athletes’ life, THE OLYMPIC GAMES.