Shaun Bownes

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Shaun Bownes
Medal record
Representing  South Africa
Men’s athletics
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Lisbon 110m hurdles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester 110m hurdles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Kuala Lumpur 110m hurdles
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Dakar 110m hurdles
Gold medal – first place 2002 Rades 110m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Brazzaville 110m hurdles
All-Africa Games
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Algiers 110m hurdles
WMA World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Budapest 60m hurdles

Shaun Bownes (born 24 October 1970 in Johannesburg) is a South African hurdler.

His personal best time is 13.26 seconds, achieved in July 2001 in Heusden. This was the African record until 2012 when it was beaten by Lehann Fourie.[1] He still holds the African record in 60 metres hurdles (indoor) with 7.52 seconds, achieved in February 2001 in Ghent.[2] In 2014 (aged 43) he won the M40 60 metres hurdles (indoor) at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Budapest in a time of 8,12 seconds (having set a time of 8.08 seconds in the preliminaries).[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
1998 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 110 m hurdles 13.72
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.53
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 28th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.74
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 5th 110 m hurdles 14.12
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.41
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.55
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th 110 m hurdles 13.84
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 1st 110 m hurdles 13.35
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.36 (w)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th 60 m hurdles 7.67
World Championships Paris, France 6th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.53
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.67
African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.80
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 22nd (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.62
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 6th 110 m hurdles 13.70
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 4th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.26
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.81
World Championships Osaka, Japan 31st (h) 110 m hurdles 13.81
2014 WMA World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st M40 60 m hurdles 8.12

[ Men 40-49 World Outdoor Championships Silver medal Lyon France ] [ Unofficial world masters record 60m Hurdles 8.05 ( Outdoor) Potchefstroom 2016 ] [ 2016 World Masters record 110 m Hurdles Pretoria 14.38 ]


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