FAMILY: Qaanit is the second eldest of 3 siblings and resides with his parents in Cape Town
ATHLETICS: Qaanit competed in primary school at the Championship for High Jump and Long Jump. He then focused on school work. However in 2016, grade 9, he was yet again inspired and decided to join the Club. “I love athletics because it allows you to be a bit free on the track and just let some stress out”
This tall young man with the deep dimples really have a soft heart and a profound sense of humor, and appreciate his coach: “I have the best coach! Coach Waleed is obviously the best coach, he have a great character and always motivating us and others to do better in what we are good at”.
TEAMMATES: “They are amazing peers to have as friends they always know how to cheer someone up, their vibe is absolutely great with everyone. They get along with everyone and makes you laugh etc. So yeah I would say that they obviously the best to have as not just club mates but as friends as well”
FAVOURITES: “My favorite things to do is well basically just to play games a bit. My favorite food there are so many, well there's pasta, pizza, burgers, gatsby etc”
At times Qaanit even surprise himself in how great he can perform. He has this innate drive that transforms fear of the unknown into enthusiasm for new possibilities that lies ahead. When he puts his mind to it, he can achieve anything: “watching athletics, seeing how athletes succeed motivates me to do better and wanting to achieve myself”.
Nothing is impossible “My goal for athletics is to be the next World Champion”
With his enthusiasm and drive he would always encourage fellow athletes to “never give up on something you really want. It is difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret. So always work hard towards those goals”