Elmarie Gerryts

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Elmarie Gerryts (born 25 August 1972 in Cape Town) is a retired pole vaulter from South Africa.

She finished tenth at the 1999 World Championships and won the silver medal at the 1999 All-Africa Games. She represented her native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, reached the final but had no valid jumps.

A seven-time national champion, she set her personal best of 4.42 metres in June 2000 at a meet in Wesel. This is the current African record.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  South Africa
1997 Universiade Catania, Italy 7th 4.00 m
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd 4.15 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 10th 4.25 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 3.60 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 7th (q) 4.30 m[1]


  1. ^ No mark in the final