Marius Corbett

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Marius Corbett
Personal information
Born (1975-09-26) 26 September 1975 (age 38)

Marius Corbett (born 26 September 1975 in Potchefstroom) is a South African javelin thrower. He won a surprise gold medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics, improving his personal best by 4.50 m during the contest. The following year he threw 88.75 m (291 ft 2 in) to win the 1998 Commonwealth Games, his result still standing as a Games Record and African record .

After his retirement from athletics he played 1st Division Currie Cup Rugby in South Africa.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  South Africa
1994 African Junior Championships Algiers, Algeria 1st 74.42 m
World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 77.98 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 88.40 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 1st 86.50 m
1998 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 79.82 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 88.75 m GR
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 22nd (q) 76.34 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 78.74 m

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