Corné du Plessis

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Corné du Plessis
Medal record
Representing  South Africa
Men's athletics
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Edmonton 4x100 m relay
Summer Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Beijing 200 m
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Addis Ababa 4x100m relay

Corné du Plessis (born 20 March 1978) is a South African sprinter. Together with Morne Nagel, Lee-Roy Newton and Mathew Quinn he won a silver medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. Their time of 38.47 seconds was a South African record.[1] Earlier in the season he won the bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 2001 Summer Universiade.[2]

Following the ruling of 13 December 2005 which retroactively disqualified Tim Montgomery and henceforth the American team, the South African team were promoted to gold medallists.[3] Du Plessis won another relay gold medal with South Africa at the 2008 African Championships in Athletics.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 33rd (h) 200 m 20.92
1st 4x100 m relay 38.47
Universiade Beijing, China 7th 100 m 10.54
3rd 200 m 20.58
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 10th (sf) 200 m 21.48
1st 4x100 m relay 38.75

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ South African Records - Outdoor Archived 31 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ World Student Games (Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-06-08.
  3. ^ SA awarded 2001 worlds gold medal . BBC Sport (2006-11-22). Retrieved on 2010-06-08.