List of notable or famous track and field athletes from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in South Africa and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from South Africa is included when available.
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This historic track and field athletes from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from South Africa?" These prominent track and field athletes of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African track and field athletes.Use this list of renowned South African track and field athletes to discover some new track and field athletes that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (15 items)
Anaso Jobodwana is a South African athlete. He competed in 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He ran a new personal best of 20.13 seconds to reach the final. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Eastern Cape, South Africa
André Olivier is a South African middle distance runner. He won a bronze medal in the 800m race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, behind winner Nigel Amos of Botswana and David Rudisha of Kenya. Olivier won a bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Bydgoszcz, Poland. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Mokgadi Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner and world champion. Semenya won gold in the women's 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships with a time of 1:55.45 in the final. Semenya also won silver medals at the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics, both in the 800 metres. Following her victory at the 2009 World Championships, it was announced that she had been subjected to gender testing. She was withdrawn from international competition until 6 July 2010 when the IAAF cleared her to return to competition. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman included Semenya in a list of "50 People That Matter 2010". ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africasee more on Caster Semenya
Cornel Edwin Fredericks is a South African track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metres hurdles. His personal best for the event is 48.14 seconds. He was the silver medallist at the 2010 African Championships in Athletics and came fifth in the final at the 2011 World Championships. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Worcester, South Africa