Juan van Deventer

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Juan Pierre van Deventer (born 26 March 1983) is a South African middle distance runner, who represented his country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
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


  1. ^ EVENT REPORT – MEN’s 1500m Heats Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Doha World Indoor Championships. Retrieved on 2010-11-06.
  2. ^ Van Deventer sets SA record. News24 (22 July 2008). Retrieved on 2010-11-06.
  3. ^ International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 5 February 2010.

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