Ockert Cilliers

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Ockert Cilliers (born 21 April 1981) is a South African 400 m hurdler. Born in Vanderbijlpark, Cilliers now lives in Potchefstroom (150 km west of Johannesburg). He is 1.70 m tall and weighs 74 kg.

His athletics career started in 1996 at school, where he also played rugby union. The rugby coach forced all players to take part in athletics as well. Cilliers chose 200m and 300m hurdles, and hurdling quickly became his primary interest.

He is a member of the Fenerbahçe S.K. athletics club in Turkey.[1][2]

His current coach is Dr. Ria van den Berg.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd 400m hurdles 50.58
2003 World Championships Paris, France 17th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.32
10th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:03.05
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 3rd 400m hurdles 49.58
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 16th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.01
4x400 m relay DNF
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:04.64
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 4th 400 m hurdles 49.36
4th 4x400 m relay 3:06.44
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 4th 400m hurdles 49.93
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.58


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