Olympic Athlete

Sergio Mullens on his way to
Beijing Olympics 2008: 4 x 100m relay

Sergio 2

Sergio Mullens, a Cape Flats Athlete, is 1 of 25 athletes that have qualified and been selected to represent South Africa in the Beijing Olympics 2008.

Sergio, 28 yrs old, represented South Africa in the All African Games in Ethiopia to participate in the 100m sprint, 200m sprint and the 4 x 100m relay event.

He participated in the 4 x 100m relay in the overall team time of 38.75 secs and this time won the South African Team, Gold.  This allowed the team to qualify for the 4 x 100m relay in Beijing Olympics 2008 and the World Championships next year.

Sergio started training sprints in a park in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats, 12 years ago and his coach of then, Sharief Jefferies, is still his coach today.  This shows the dedication, commitment and perseverance of a previously disadvantaged athlete whose dream to represent South Africa in the Olympics, has come true. Sergio is a role model within his community and his motivation is what provides hope for future athletes from the Cape Flats.

Itheko Events Management, viz Farouk Meyer, is managing Sergio Mullins and Shareef Jefferies is his coach.

Itheko Events Management

  • Farouk Meyer has been the Chairperson of WPA Road Running and was deeply involved with sports transformation and development within previously disadvantaged communities.
  • He has obtained 10 medals in the Two Oceans Marathon.
  • Currently he is the Deputy Chairperson of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa.
  • He also manages the Jive 10km Big Walk and manages various community projects as well.

Shareef Jefferies

  • He matriculated from Westridge High School and completed a Sports Science Degree at UWC with an Education Diploma.
  • Early in his teaching years, he developed a love for training middle distance students and started the Utopians Athletics Club where he trained athletes who resprensted the WP and received SA Colours.
  • Sergio Mullins joined the club and Shareef trained him and laid a solid foundation for 8 years during which his performance was brilliant.
  • It was during this time that Sergio made his mark

Sergio Mullins

Sergio demonstrated his athletic ability since a pupil at Tafelsig Senior Secondary. He joined Utopians Athletics Club in Mitchells Plain under his coach, Shareef Jefferies.  Sergio later studied Sports, Health and Club Management at Varsity College.  His personal best times in the 100m is 10.20s - 10.40s and in the 200m 20.71s.

Throughout his early career he performed well at the Utopians Athletics Club: Achievements

W.P. ATHLETICS JUNIOR COLOURS

1998 TILL 2001

W.P. ATHLETICS SENIOR COLOURS

2001 TILL 2006

BOLAND ATHLETICS SENIOR COLOURS

2007

SOUTH AFRICAN SENIOR COLOURS

2007

He also received many medals:

SOUTHERN REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS 

1 SILVER     200M     (2007)

FRANKIE FREDERICKS INVITATIONAL 

1 BRONZE   100M      (2006)

INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 

1 GOLD       200M     (2004)

S.A. CHAMPIONSHIPS                                

1 BRONZE   200M     (2004)

 

BOLAND CHAMPS                                                 

1 GOLD         100M    (2007)

 

W.P. CHAMPS                                                   

2 GOLD       100M     (2002/2006)

 

1 GOLD         200M      (2006)

 

1 SILVER       100M    (2003)

 

3 SILVER       200M    (2002/03/04)

 

1 BRONZE     100M    (2001)

 

1 BRONZE     200M    (2001)

 

W.P. U23 CHAMPIONSHIPS    

1 GOLD         200M     (2002

 

2 SILVER       100M    (1999/2002)

Sergio has also accomplished the following:

2007

 

100m

200m

SOUTH REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS

 -

2nd

FRANKIE FREDERICKS INVITATIONAL

3rd

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S.A. CHAMPIONSHIPS

-

4th

BOLAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st

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2008

Projected track meets
Meetings in Africa: Tunisia and Morocco
Meetings in Europe:  TBA
Possible inclusion in the Olympic Squad for Beijing 4 x 100m relay, 100m & 200m
Participate in Europena Meetings in July leading up to the Olympics

 

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