Participants

Wayne SNYMAN

Wayne SNYMAN
    Athletics
Birth Date:  08 Mar 1985
Place of Birth:  WELKOM
Country of birth:  RSA
Age:  33
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  177
Weight (Kg):  65

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 20km Race Walk 14

Wayne SNYMAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 7:00
Gold Medal Event Men's 20km Race Walk Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 20km Race Walk 58 1:29:20

Nickname: Ween (back-track.co.za, 22 Feb 2016)
Occupation: Athlete
Education: Human movement studies, sports science at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Dave SMITH (AUS) from 2015 (walkingthedream.com, 28 Apr 2016; sascoc.co.za, 09 Feb 2016)


Other sports

Competed at national level in chess, karate and biathlon. (back-track.co.za, 22 Feb 2016)


Reason: "I watched the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 with my grandma and immediately I was hooked by sport. One night I tried race walking, a sport I only saw at track meets. I went like a bullet and won the race. I never trained for it but I was instantly hooked." (walkingthedream.com, 28 Apr 2016)
Memorable: Making senior international debut for South Africa in 2006 and qualifying for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (back-track.co.za, 22 Feb 2016)
Hero: Father-in-law, and South African race walker Chris BRITZ (ack-track.co.za, 22 Feb 2016)
Additional information

FULL-TIME
Quit job as a teacher in 2015 to train full-time to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (sascoc.co.za, 09 Feb 2016; walkingthedream.com, 28 Apr 2016)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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