David Westerhout

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David Westerhout
Personal information
Nationality England  Zimbabwe
Born20 May 1936[1]
Epping, Essex

David I Westerhout (born 1936) is a former athlete who competed for England and a shooter who competed for Zimbabwe.[2]

Sporting career[edit]

He represented England in the 440 yards hurdles at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales.[3][4] He was a member of Woodford Green Athletics Club and headed the UK junior rankings for the javelin in 1954.

Westerhout changed sports and took up pistol shooting. He won the World Combat Pistol Championships in 1977 and was voted Rhodesia Sportsman of the Year. In 1980 he competed for Zimbabwe in the Mixed 25 metre rapid fire pistol at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[2]

Personal life[edit]

During 1959 he qualified as an optometrist and emigrated to Rhodesia. In the 1970s he served in the Special Forces Unit of the Rhodesian Army.[2]


  1. ^ "Birth". Free BMD.
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". Sports Reference.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "1958 Athletes". Team England.