Juan van Deventer
He won the bronze medal in the 1500 metres at the 2008 African Championships in Athletics. Later that year, he became the first South African man to reach the Olympic 1500 m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he finished sixth. He has a 1500 m personal best of 3:34.46 and he is also the South African record holder in the 3000 metres with a time of 7:41.06 set in Stockholm in 2008.
Juan finished second in his indoor debut at the International PSD Bank Meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany in February 2010 also setting a new national 1500 m record of 3 min 37.25 sec – a record previously set by Sydney Maree 31 years ago in a time of 3 min 38.2 sec. He reached the 1500 m final at the 2010 World Indoor Championships and finished sixth.
|Representing South Africa|
|2005||Universiade||Izmir, Turkey||7th||800 m||1:48.50|
|2006||African Championships||Bambous, Mauritius||9th||1500 m||3:50.60|
|2007||All-Africa Games||Algiers, Algeria||7th||1500 m||3:40.48|
|Universiade||Bangkok, Thailand||12th||1500 m||3:55.18|
|2008||African Championships||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||3rd||1500 m||3:43.63|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||6th||1500 m||3:34.77|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||6th||1500 m||3:43.77|
|African Championships||Nairobi, Kenya||6th||1500 m||3:37.99|
|2012||African Championships||Porto Novo, Benin||8th||1500 m||3:40.80|
- EVENT REPORT – MEN’s 1500m Heats Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Doha World Indoor Championships. Retrieved on 2010-11-06.
- Van Deventer sets SA record. News24 (22 July 2008). Retrieved on 2010-11-06.
- International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 5 February 2010.