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The South African 100m Record Holder and 2016 Olympic medal hopeful Henricho Bruintjies has turned professional and has signed an endorsement deal with international sports brand Puma.

Bruintjies joins the ranks 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.

The 22 year old athlete from Paarl in the Western Cape and who is currently studying Sports Science at the University of Pretoria, started participating in athletics since he started his schooling in grade 1 and shined as an athlete while attending Klein Nederburg High School.