Olympics Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa

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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?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)