We are joined in the studio Ayakha Qhomfo, who is a 15-year-old karate champion. At such a young age Ayakha already has 25 medals in the sport.
The young athlete is from Pretoria, but her dedication has led her to travel and competing in multiple countries across the globe, such as the 9th JSKA World Karate Championship held in Russia in 2018, where she obtained 3 Gold and 2 Bronze medals. She 25 medals in total, which include 15 Gold, 3 Silver, and 7 Bronze. Her skills have gotten her nationwide recognition, such as being invited for a meet and greet with Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato. Not only is she a remarkable athlete, but Ayakha is also a top student, who tutors grade 8 and 9 students, English and Geography. She has said that after school, she wants to study and become a Geologist, and play a role in helping to empower and educate other kids about social issues.