Under the auspices of the World Karate Federation, Silvio Cerone–Biagioni is working toward fulfilling his dream to represent South Africa at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Unfortunately the Olympic dream for Silvio is only as good as the financial back up of his family, who just don't have the financial means to get him there.
Silvio is 20 years old and is South Africa’s most talented athlete in karate for his category in kata. He is ranked number 1, winning his national championship title consecutively since 2010. As an under 21 year old, he has already received his South African Protea colours 15 times. His 1st Protea was at age 11, and received his senior Protea colours at 16. He has been part of the South African National team since 2013.
Silvio has already been crowned with some international championships titles such as:
• Zone 6 champion (Renamed to AUSC Region 5)Zone 6 champion (Renamed to AUSC Region 5)
• Commonwealth champion
• German Banzai Cup champion
• Austrian, Vienna Opens champion
He is also a medallist in the World Karate Federation (WKF) Premier league, Africa Games, Africa cup and World Goju Ryu championships to mention a few.
In order for me to get his standard better than it is already, and to compete with the best athletes in the world. He would need to compete in the European competition circuit and train overseas to get ranked in the WKF which is part and parcel of the Olympic criteria to qualify in 2020.
The WKF K1 Series hosts these events 7 times during the year. However, between Silvio’s University studies (a degree in sport science) and financial support, the challenge of his Olympic dream would be out of his reach.
Silvio’s work rate and training is incredible as he pushes himself every day from Monday to Sunday. 4 hours a day to be the best in the world.
Any assistance, no matter how small, would really be appreciated. The fund raising sum would be a minimum R70 000.00 a year to get him overseas to reach his goal and be an international success.
Thank you for your consideration
Sensei Stef Biagioni
Father of Silvio Cerone–Biagioni
Cell: +27 83 384 3026
Tel: +27 11 705 1080