Namibian coach reaps rewards in Dubai 

Robin du Toit, sport scientist, coach and founder of ArtisticFit from Namibia. Photo: contributed

Robin du Toit, a prominent Namibian sport scientist, coach, and founder of ArtisticFit, is the first Namibian coach to secure a world championship title in strength sport.

Under his guidance, athlete Brendali Theron emerged victorious in the under-75 women’s category at the World Strongman Championship held in Dubai on 28 March, marking a significant moment in their collaborative journey.

Hailing from Otjiwarongo, Du Toit’s passion for sport and dedication to excellence were cultivated during his time at Edugate Academy and Noordgrens Rundu, before pursuing advanced studies in Potchefstroom.

His expertise spans various disciplines, including power lifting, strongman and woman, mixed martial arts, boxing, and rugby, establishing himself as a formidable force in the coaching realm.

The triumphant partnership between Du Toit and Theron highlights their shared commitment to redefining the narrative in strength sport.

Theron’s victory not only highlights her exceptional talent and perseverance, but also reflects Du Toit’s strategic coaching approach and unwavering support.

Brendali Theron (centre) poses with her gold medal at the World Strongman Championship. Photo: contributed

“I am incredibly proud of Brendali’s achievement and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to her success,” Du Toit says.

“This victory is a testament to our teamwork, dedication, and shared vision for advancing the standards in strength sport.”

Du Toit’s vision extends beyond mere victories, emphasising the importance of fostering femininity among women strength athletes and promoting a holistic, athletic approach to competitions.

Their collective efforts have garnered international recognition, setting a new benchmark for excellence in the realm of strength and contact sport coaching.

As he prepares for the upcoming Static Monsters World Championships in July, Du Toit says he is gearing up with another athlete.

Looking ahead, he says he plans to transition from strength sport to rugby in the next two years.

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