Olympic Dreams Come In Tydes
- By: Leigh-Ann Cooper
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/tyde-cooper
A dynamic performer and talented gymnast, Tyde Cooper prefers to be upside down and the wrong side up. She is a dedicated and hardworking South African High-Performance gymnast and trains at the University of Pretoria under the guidance of head coach Louis Fourie. At the age of 13 and her first year of competing in the Junior Olympic level, Tyde won the Junior National All Round title for 2019 and is working hard to represent her country at the Olympic Hope Cup in the Czech Republic in 2019, the African Games in 2020 and ultimately the Olympic Games in 2024.
Tyde trains Monday to Saturday. Her day commences with a morning training session from 06:30 until 10:30. Tyde is then homeschooled and attends an afternoon training session from 17:00 until 19:00. Her passion and commitment to succeed is a life skill that very few individuals ever acquire.
This young lady started her sporting career as a dancer and acrobat. At the age of 6, she won the Best Mini Acrobatic Dancer at the DanceStar World Championships in Croatia and went on to win the Young Dancer of the Year at the American Dance Awards and Best Acrobatic Dancer at the South African Talent Championships. Her desire to tumble and to be upside down led her to TUKS Gymnastics. She was quickly spotted and given a place on the High-Performance team. All Tyde's achievements can be viewed on her Facebook page @TydeCooper and on her Instagram page @tyde_cooper_1.
Breakdown of costs:
Return Flights: R11 000
Accomodation and Meals: R 9 200
Competition Entry Fee: R 1 000
Travel Insurance: R 1 000
Visa: R 1 500
Leotards and Team Tracksuit: R 5 000
Total Funds needed: R 28 700
Tyde will have the opportunity to represent South Africa on an international platform. Her selection to represent South Africa at the Olympic Hope Cup is one of her biggest achievements to date. Competing internationally will enable her to acquire the necessary experience to reach her goals.
*Funds raised will be deposited directly into the TUKS Gymnastics Booster Club account. The monies will be administered independently by TUKS*
- Sep 27, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Knock em dead Tyde" - Ally Cooper
- Sep 21, 2019 - R 2 030.00
- "God gave u a special talent. Use it and always enjoy it" - BCMJ TECH
- Sep 20, 2019 - R 200.00
- "Best of luck" - Ruan
- Sep 20, 2019 - R 1 542.30
- "May your dreams come true" - Stolarczyk Family