Gert van der Merwe

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Gert van der Merwe
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  South Africa
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Shot Putt - F36
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Shot Putt - F37

Gert van der Merwe was a Paralympic athlete from South Africa who competed mainly in category F37 throwing events.

Gert started competing in the Paralympics in 1996 competing in the discus and shot putt, winning gold in the later. He also competed in the 2000 Summer Paralympics where he defended his shot putt title and also competed in the javelin and as part of the South African 4 × 100 m relay team.[1]