John Robert Oosthuizen

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John Robert Oosthuizen
2011-06-09 Robert Oosthuizen.jpg
Oosthuizen at the 2011 Bislett Games
Personal information
Nationality South African
Born (1987-01-23) 23 January 1987 (age 28)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb) (2013)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Javelin throw
College team Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Updated on 20 May 2012.

John Robert Oosthuizen (born 23 January 1987) is a South African javelin thrower. He is a second generation athlete following in his father Johan Oosthuizen's footstep. Oosthuizen senior's, who never got the chance to represent his country in international competition, biggest achievement is a throw of 80.92 metres, which he achieved in 1990.

Oosthuizen junior's personal best throw is 86.80 metres which he achieved at the Yellow Pages meeting in Oudsthoorn on 1 March 2008. The throw was better than his 84.52 metres, achieved at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka and helped him to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 2nd Javelin throw (700g) 81.07 m
2005 African Junior Championships Radès, Tunisia 1st Javelin throw 75.94 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 5th Javelin throw 78.32 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 1st Javelin throw 83.07 m
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st Javelin throw 78.05 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th Javelin throw 84.52 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th (q) Javelin throw 76.16 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 44th (q) Javelin throw 67.86 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 33rd (q) Javelin throw 73.14 m
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 7th Javelin throw 62.13 m
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 2nd Javelin throw 81.63 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 31st (q) Javelin throw 74.36 m
2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 3rd Javelin throw 77.81 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2005 - 75.94
  • 2006 - 83.07
  • 2007 - 84.52
  • 2008 - 86.80
  • 2009 - 81.18
  • 2010 - 82.96
  • 2011 - 84.38
  • 2012 - 77.18
  • 2013 - 81.97
  • 2014 - 78.80

References[edit]