Cape Town - PUMA has announced
a new partnership with South Africa sprinter, Henricho Bruintjies.
The 22-year-old South
African 100m record holder recently turned professional, and joins PUMA’s exciting
portfolio of athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games, including other rising
stars such as Andre de Grasse and Jenna Prandini, as well as PUMA’s legends of
sprinting, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.
2015 was a sensational year
for Bruintjies, a season that saw his breakthrough as a top
At just 21-years-old he ran 9.97 in the 100m, breaking the
South African record to become the fastest sprinter in South African history.
month later, Bruintjies reached the 100m semi-finals at the 15th
IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
Bruintjies discovered his
talent at an early age and enjoyed being on the track throughout his school
With his first Olympics rapidly
approaching this year, the sprinter is only just getting started.
As Rio beckons, Bruintjies will
become a key ambassador for the PUMA brand, featuring in both marketing activations that promote Running Training
product lines and brand campaigns.Commenting on his new
partnership with PUMA, Bruintjies said, “I have
officially turned pro and signed with PUMA, which I am really excited about. PUMA’s history in working with world class
sprinters speaks for itself and I’m proud to stand alongside Usain and Asafa as
well as the younger guys like Andre, so it will be really exciting to be a part
of such a great team. With PUMA behind me, I have even more enthusiasm for the
Speaking about the endorsement
deal, PUMA’s Head of Sports Marketing for Running, Pascal Rolling, said, “Henricho Bruintjies is another signing for PUMA Running with
huge potential. His speed and his commitment to training clearly shows he is an
up and coming star on the track with a long career ahead of him. Having already
made his mark in South African Track and Field, we wish Henricho all the best competing
at an international level at the Olympic Games this summer.”