Participants

L. J. van ZYL

L. J. van ZYL
    Athletics
Birth Date:  20 Jul 1985
Place of Birth:  Bloemfontein
Country of birth:  RSA
Age:  32
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  182
Weight (Kg):  77

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 400m Hurdles  

L. J. van ZYL - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Tue, 10 Apr 11:31
Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 3
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 400m Hurdles 3r1h3 50.07
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 400m Hurdles 2 48.63
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's 400m Hurdles 1 48.05
2006 Melbourne, AUS Men's 4 x 400m Relay 2 3:01.84

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 400m Hurdles 5s2 49.00
2012 London, GBR Men's 4 x 400m Relay 7 3:03.46
2012 London, GBR Men's 400m Hurdles 6r1h5 50.31
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 4 x 400m Relay 5r1h1 3:01.26
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 400m Hurdles 5 48.42

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 400m Hurdles 6s2 48.89
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's 400m Hurdles 5r1h2 50.05
2011 Daegu, KOR Men's 400m Hurdles 3 48.80
2011 Daegu, KOR Men's 4 x 400m Relay 2 2:59.87
2009 Berlin, GER Men's 400m Hurdles 6s1 48.80
2009 Berlin, GER Men's 4 x 100m Relay 6r1h1 39.71
2007 Osaka, JPN Men's 400m Hurdles 4r1h1 49.71
2005 Helsinki, FIN Men's 400m Hurdles 6 48.54
2005 Helsinki, FIN Men's 4 x 400m Relay 5r1h3 3:04.64

Nickname: Meteor from Molteno (sascoc.co.za, 21 May 2016)
Previous names: Louis Jacobus van Zyl
Occupation: Athlete, farmer, student
Education: University of Pretoria, South Africa
Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English
Coach

PERSONAL: Irma REYNEKE (RSA) (sascoc.co.za, 21 May 2016)


Sporting relatives

Wife Irvette (running under maiden name VAN BLERK) ran London 2012 Olympic Games marathon. (timeslive.co.za, 25 Apr 2016; olympic.org, 12 Sep 2017)


Hero: USA hurdler Edwin MOSES (IAAF, 27 Jul 2007). "I have a big stack of videos of all his races,â€? van Zyl said. “I watch them for inspiration and also for tactics. If something happens in a race I can see how to stay calm and keep mental focus.â€?
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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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