Shaun Bownes

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Shaun Bownes
Medal record
Competitor for  South Africa
Men’s athletics
World Indoor Championships
Bronze 2001 Lisbon 110m hurdles
Commonwealth Games
Bronze 1998 Kuala Lumpur 110m hurdles
Gold 2002 Manchester 110m hurdles
African Championships
Gold 1998 Dakar 110m hurdles
Gold 2002 Rades 110m hurdles
Silver 2004 Brazzaville 110m hurdles
All-Africa Games
Bronze 2007 Algiers 110m hurdles
WMA World Indoor Championships
Gold 2014 Budapest 60m hurdles

Shaun Bownes (born 24 October 1970 in Johannesburg) is a South African hurdler.

His personal best time is 13.26 seconds, achieved in July 2001 in Heusden. This was the African record until 2012 when it was beaten by Lehann Fourie.[1] He still holds the African record in 60 metres hurdles (indoor) with 7.52 seconds, achieved in February 2001 in Ghent.[2] In 2014 (aged 43) he won the M40 60 metres hurdles (indoor) at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Budapest in a time of 8,12 seconds (having set a time of 8.08 seconds in the preliminaries).[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
1998 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 110 m hurdles 13.72
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.53
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 28th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.74
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 5th 110 m hurdles 14.12
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.41
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.55
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th 110 m hurdles 13.84
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 1st 110 m hurdles 13.35
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.36 (w)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th 60 m hurdles 7.67
World Championships Paris, France 6th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.53
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.67
African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.80
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 22nd (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.62
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 6th 110 m hurdles 13.70
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 4th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.26
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.81
World Championships Osaka, Japan 31st (h) 110 m hurdles 13.81
2014 WMA World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st M40 60 m hurdles 8.12


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