Michael Louwrens

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Michael Louwrens
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  South Africa
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Shot Putt - F56
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Shot Putt - F57
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Shot Putt - F57
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Shot Putt - F57-58

Michael Louwrens is a paralympic athlete from South Africa competing mainly in category F57 shot putt and discus events.

Michael won three Paralympic gold medals in the shot putt winning in 1996, 2000 and 2004. At each of these games he also competed in the discus but was unable to win a medal in the discus. His fourth and final games came in 2008 but could only finish fifth in the shot putt, the first time in the Paralympics that he had not won the gold medal. [1]