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
Aaron Mokoena age 36

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Alfred Swift is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Alfred Swift 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
Beth Tweddle age 32

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Bevil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Bevil Rudd 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
Brian Baloyi age 43

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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
Charles Winslow 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
Christian Gitsham 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
Clinton Hill age 36

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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
Conrad Stoltz age 43

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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
Daniel Bekker 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
Elna Reinach age 49

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Emile Baron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Emile Baron age 37

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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)

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Frantz Kruger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Frantz Kruger age 41

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

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

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

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Gert Thys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Gert Thys age 45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jabu Mahlangu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Jabu Mahlangu age 36

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

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Jeff Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Jeff Coetzee age 39

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Joan Harrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Joan Harrison age 81

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

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John-Lee Augustyn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
John-Lee Augustyn age 30

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

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Kate Dennison is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Kate Dennison age 32

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

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

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Liezel Huber is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Olympic Athletes Born in South Africa
Liezel Huber age 40

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

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