Simoné du Toit

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Simoné du Toit (born 27 September 1988) is a South African shot putter.

Her personal best throw is 17.13 metres, achieved in October 2005 in Naboomspruit. In the discus throw she has 53.07 metres, achieved in February 2006 in Roodepoort.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 8th Shot put 14.14 m
13th (q) Discus throw 38.86 m
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 13th (q) Shot put 15.16 m
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakech, Morocco 1st Shot put 16.33 m
2nd Discus throw 52.10 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 6th Shot put 16.52 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 4th Shot put 16.95 m
6th Discus throw 52.39 m
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 2nd Shot put 16.77 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 4th Shot put 16.80 m
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 5th Shot put 15.33 m
3rd Discus throw 47.10 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 9th Shot put 14.75 m
14th (q) Discus throw 51.27 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 8th Shot put 16.78 m
8th Discus throw 53.97 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 24th (q) Shot put 15.83 m

Simone's all time furthest throws include the furthest throw for a 13-year-old in the world. World leading distance in Marocco at the World Youth Games 2006. African Record in discus Second best distance of all time in South African history in both events, shot put and discus.

Simone graduated from SMU, Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas December 2011. She achieved as an NCAA athlete and collected several C- USA athlete of the week awards. Simone was the recipient of the prestigious Student athlete of the year 2010award for All sports at SMU.

She used to working at QuickBooks as the maneger of HR and payroll. Nowadays she takes a more relaxing approach to life since being engaged to Henry Brown, a successful business man from Centurion, Pretoria. Simone also coaches athletics at Hoerskool Kempton Park. Her athelic group consist of about 20 athletes from which there are several SA champions.

Simone has two sisters, Danell du Toit and Chane du Toit who both live in Kempton Park. Danell du Toit, age 16,goes to the same highschool that her eldest sister went to in Kempton Park.

Simone's father, Boesman du Toit, an old Northern Transvaal and Transvaal rugby player was also her coach. He is married to Mariaan du Toit and they live in Kempton Park.

Mariaan and Boesman has an insurance company Y2k Finance situated in Kempton Park.

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