Jacques Freitag

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Jacques Freitag
Personal information
Nationality  South African
Born (1982-06-11) 11 June 1982 (age 32)
Warrenton, Northern Cape Province
Height 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump
Club Rentmeester-Tuks AC, Pretoria
Coached by Martin Marx
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) High jump: 2.38 (Oudtshoorn 2005)

Jacques Freitag (born 11 June 1982) is a South African high jumper. He is one of only nine athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels, and David Storl) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

Freitag grew up in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng (50 km east of Pretoria). His mother, Hendrina Pieters, was in 1973 a South African high jump champion with a personal best of 1.74 metres.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  South Africa
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 2.16 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 4th 2.20 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st 2.24 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 23rd (q) 2.15 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 1st 2.35 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20th (q) 2.20 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (q) 2.20 m

Awards[edit]

Education[edit]

He was in Erasmus hoërskool in Bronkhorstspruit then he attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a popular and renowned public school located in Pretoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 > University of Pretoria". Web.up.ac.za. 14 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Russia Vyacheslav Voronin
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
2002
Succeeded by
Poland Aleksander Walerianczyk
Preceded by
Sweden Stefan Holm
Men's High Jump Best Year Performance
alongside Ukraine Andriy Sokolovskyy

2005
Succeeded by
Russia Andrey Silnov