Jesse Kriel’s fight back to fitness – Part 3: Inspired by Caster


In the third instalment of a four-part series, Springbok centre JESSE KRIEL reveals how training with star athlete Caster Semenya helped to get him into a good headspace.

PART 1: Injury & operation

Part 2: On my feet again

Caster trained at Loftus with Armandt de Wet, who was on my rehab team, which is how I ended up working with her.

Caster and I did certain sessions together and she helped me to understand how my body could perform better. I learned so much from her!

The most contagious thing about her was her mindset. She is positive and I took a lot of motivation and inspiration from her during my recovery time.

Caster is a worthy champion and got me into a really good headspace!