We are thrilled to announce that Giselle Barbosa has joined the PureSport CBD Community as she embarks on her journey through CrossFit.

Like every person in the world, setbacks have been a constant part of Giselle’s life. At a young age Giselle was diagnosed with Poland Syndrome (being born without a left pectoralis muscle) and as such she was encouraged to exercise to build her strength. Giselle got into sports at a young age and since then she has shown no signs of slowing down…

Giselle initially started swimming at a young age. She then ventured into netball, tennis, waterpolo and soccer. Giselle has excelled in every sport she has competed in and is simply a natural athlete. She was a provincial swimmer at junior level and was a provincial indoor netball player after school. She enjoyed playing Netball for the University of Pretoria, but it did not take long for her heart to settle on CrossFit.

On top of that Giselle has also excelled in the academic field. Giselle has a Certificate in Exercise Science and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Psychology. She is currently completing her Honors Degree in Psychology and also busy completing her Project Management Degree through the Project Management Institute.

PureSport CBD Africa has partnered with Giselle as she embarks on her journey through CrossFit. Her long term goal is to travel the world whilst competing in CrossFit sanctioned events with the ultimate goal of competing at the CrossFit Games. 

Giselle has currently been entered into the following competitions for 2020:

  • Fittest in Cape Town Qualifiers, February 2020
  • Italian Showdown, April 2020
  • The Battle Qualifiers, May 2020
  • Aphrodite Games Qualifiers, October 2020

Follow Giselle on Instagram (@gisslybear) as she aims to smash the CrossFit arena with the help of PureSport CBD.

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