Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

Reference
2.6k views 89 items

List of Olympic athletes born in South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from South Africa have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from South Africa who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular South Africa Olympians were born in South Africa, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Athletes on this list include Steve Nash and Amanda Coetzer.

This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from South Africa?" and "Which Olympians were born in South Africa?"

1
Aaron Mokoena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Aaron Mokoena age 37

2
Alfred Swift is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Alfred Swift Died at 78 (1931-2009)

3
Alistair Cragg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

4
Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

5
Benni McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

6
Beth Tweddle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Beth Tweddle age 32

7
Bevil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Bevil Rudd Died at 54 (1894-1948)

8
Brian Baloyi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Brian Baloyi age 44

9
Burger Lambrechts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

10
Cameron van der Burgh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

11
Charles Winslow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Charles Winslow Died at 75 (1888-1963)

12
Christian Gitsham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Christian Gitsham Died at 68 (1888-1956)

13
Christo van Rensburg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

14
Clinton Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Clinton Hill age 37

15
Colleen De Reuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

16
Conrad Stoltz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Conrad Stoltz age 44

17
Corney Swanepoel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

18
Daniel Bekker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Daniel Bekker Died at 77 (1932-2009)

19
Darian Townsend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

20
Delron Buckley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

21
Dino Quattrocecere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

22
Elna Reinach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Elna Reinach age 50

23
Emile Baron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Emile Baron age 38

24
Fabian McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

25
Fanie du Plessis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Fanie du Plessis Died at 71 (1930-2001)

26
Frantz Kruger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Frantz Kruger age 42

27
Gavin Fingleson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

28
George Du Rand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

29
Gerhardus Zandberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

30
Gert Thys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Gert Thys age 46

31
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

32
Hendrick Mokganyetsi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

33
Hendrick Ramaala is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

34
Henry Loubscher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

35
Hestrie Cloete is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

36
Hezekiél Sepeng is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

37
Isabel Le Roux is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

38
Jabu Mahlangu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Jabu Mahlangu age 37

39
Jacques Freitag is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

40
Jeff Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Jeff Coetzee age 40

41
Joan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Joan Harrison age 82

42
John Arthur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
John Arthur Died at 76 (1929-2005)

43
John-Lee Augustyn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
John-Lee Augustyn age 31

44
Justine Robbeson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

45
Kate Dennison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Kate Dennison age 33

46
Keri-Anne Payne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

47
Kevin Anderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

48
Liezel Huber is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Liezel Huber age 41

49
Lillian Board is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Lillian Board Died at 22 (1948-1970)

50
Louis Jacob van Zyl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa