Marius Corbett

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Marius Corbett
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Born (1975-09-26) 26 September 1975 (age 41)

Marius Corbett (born 26 September 1975 in Potchefstroom) is a South African javelin thrower. He won a surprise gold medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics, improving his personal best by 4.50 m during the contest. The following year he threw 88.75 m (291 ft 2 in) to win the 1998 Commonwealth Games, which stands as the Commonwealth Games Record and was also the African record until Julius Yego's throw of 91.39 on June 7, 2015 in Birmingham.

After his retirement from athletics he played 1st Division Currie Cup Rugby in South Africa.

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 1993 - 73.00
  • 1994 - 77.98
  • 1996 - 74.94
  • 1997 - 88.40
  • 1998 - 88.75
  • 1999 - 87.17
  • 2000 - 83.43
  • 2001 - 80.91
  • 2004 - 70.17

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  South Africa
1994 African Junior Championships Algiers, Algeria 1st 74.42 m
World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 77.98 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 88.40 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 1st 86.50 m
1998 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 79.82 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 88.75 m GR
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 22nd (q) 76.34 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 78.74 m

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