South Africa at the 1992 Summer Olympics

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South Africa at the Olympic Games

Flag of South Africa's
National Olympic Committee,
used at the 1992 Games
IOC code  RSA
NOC South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Website www.sascoc.co.za
At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona
Competitors 93 (68 men and 25 women) in 19 sports
Flag bearer Jan Tau
Medals
Rank: 41
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

South Africa competed at the Summer Olympic Games for the first time since 1960 at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. South Africa was permitted to re-join the Olympic Movement after its citizens voted to abolish apartheid. 93 competitors, 68 men and 25 women, took part in 87 events in 19 sports.[1]

The flag was carried at the opening ceremony by marathon runner Jan Tau.

Medalists[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Archery[edit]

In South Africa's debut appearance in Olympic archery, the nation was represented by two archers. Neither advanced past the ranking round.

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Score Score Score Score Score Rank
Malcolm Todd Individual 1188 68 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Score Seed Score Score Score Score Score Rank
Johanna Schenk Individual 1184 56 Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Abel Mokibe Marathon N/A 2:17.24 25
Bobang Phiri 400 m 45.57 2 Q 45.27 3 Q 45.59 7 Did not advance
Zithulele Sinqe Marathon N/A DNF
Jan Tau Marathon N/A DNF
Abel Tshaka Nzimande 200 m 21.43 4 Q DNS Did not advance
Andries Vorster 400 m hurdles 49.75 4 Did not advance
Xolile Yawa 10000 m 28:28.78 7 Q N/A 28:37.18 13
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Myrtle Bothma 400 m hurdles 55.60 3 Q N/A 54.53 4 Q DNF
Colleen De Reuck Marathon N/A 2:39.03 9
Elana Meyer 10000 m 32:05.45 2 Q N/A 31:11.75 Silver medal.svg
Zola Pieterse 3000 m 9:07.10 9 Did not advance
Elinda Vorster 100 m 11.45 3 Q 11.44 4 Q 11.44 6 Did not advance
200 m 23.14 2 Q 22.99 3 Q 23.08 7 Did not advance
Marcel Winkler 100 m 12.01 40 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Karen Botha Long jump 6.43 17 Did not advance
Charmaine Weavers High jump 1.75 39 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
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Anton Kriel Men's singles  Arni Hallgrimsson (ISL)
L 8-15, 7-15
Did not advance
Nico Meerholz  Chan Kin Ngai (HKG)
L 7-15, 4-15
Did not advance
Anton Kriel
Nico Meerholz
Men's doubles N/A  Shuji Matsuno
Shinji Matsuura (JPN)
L 4-15, 2-15
Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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Abram Thwala Light Flyweight  Rafael Lozano (ESP)
L 0-9
Did not advance
Giovanni Pretorius Welterweight  Søren Antman (SWE)
L RSC-1
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank
Corran Addison Men's K-1 157.63 38 150.71 34 150.71 38
Alexander Rennie 126.79 31 198.12 39 126.79 36
Gary Wade 270.61 40 162.93 36 162.93 40

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Willem van Riet K-1 500 m 1:47.98 5 Q 1:46.33 4 Did not advance
Mark Perrow K-1 1000 m 3:45.29 5 Q 3:36.13 2 Q 3:40.20 7 Did not advance
Hermann Kotze
Bennie Reynders
K-2 500 m 1:37.44 4 Q 1:36.50 5 Did not advance
Willem van Riet
Bennie Reynders
K-2 1000 m 3:29.38 6 Q 3:24.15 4 Did not advance
Mark Perrow
Hermann Kotze
Bennie Reynders
Oscar Chalupsky
K-4 1000 m 3:06.36 5 Q N/A 3:10.82 8 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechages Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dene Simpson K-1 500 m 2:06.62 7 Q N/A 2:02.42 8 Did not advance
Lesley Carstens
Dene Simpson
K-2 500 m 1:52.02 5 Q N/A 1:54.80 9 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Five cyclists, four men and one woman, represented South Africa in 1992.

Road[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Scott Richardson Men's road race 4:58:25 81
Wayne Burgess DNF
Malcolm Lange DNF
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Jacqueline Martin Men's road race 2:15:42 46

Track[edit]

Time trial
Athlete Event Time Rank
Sean Bloch Team time trial 1:10.145 26
Men's Sprint
Athlete Event Qualifying round Round 2 Round 2 repechage Round 2 repechage final Round 3 Round 3 repechage Quarter-finals Classification 5-8 Semi-finals Finals
Time Rank Opposition

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Time Rank
Sean Bloch Men's sprint 12.186 22  Magné (FRA)
 Jeřábek (TCH)
L
 Ķiksis (LAT)
L
Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Malcolm Lange Men's individual pursuit ovtk DNF Did not advance

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Craig Vaughan 3 m springboard 297.51 30 Did not advance

Equestrianism[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
David Peter Rissik Schiroubles Individual 93,0 81 36,8 11 129.80 20,25 150,05 30 150,05 30

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Total Rank
Peter Hans Walther Gotz Didi Individual 64.50 23 56.00 28 84.50 3 205.00 6 Q 20,25 35 Did not advance
Gonda Joyce Betrix Tommy 10.00 78 17.00 71 0 0 27,0 79 Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Five fencers, three men and two women, represented South Africa in 1992.

Men

Individual[edit]

Athlete Event Elimination Round Round I Repachage Round I Round II Repachage Round II Round III Repachage Round III Round IV Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
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Hein van Garderen Individual foil 51 Did not advance 51
Individual épée 70 Did not advance 70
Individual sabre 42 Did not advance 42
Trevor Strydom Individual épée 68 Did not advance 68
Dario Torrente Individual foil 54 Did not advance 54
Individual épée 67 Did not advance 67
Individual sabre 36 Did not advance 36
Women

Individual[edit]

Athlete Event Elimination Round Round I Repachage Round I Round II Repachage Round II Round III Repachage Round III Round IV Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
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Heidi Botha Individual foil 44 Did not advance 44
Rencia Nasson 46 Did not advance 46

Modern pentathlon[edit]

One male pentathlete represented South Africa in 1992.

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Points Points Points Points
Trevor Strydom Men's 507 1192 1150 961 1010 4820 50

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martin Walsh
Rogan Clarke
Grant Hillary
Andrew Gordon-Brown
Erich Mauff
Timothy Lahner
Robin McCall
Ivan Pentz
Andrew Lonmon-Davis
Coxed eight 5:37.83 3 Q N/A 5:45.13 5 5:42.58 8

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
William Tyson Lechner A-390 37 31 28 31 37 31 29 37 32 37 347.0 35
Ian Richard Ainslie Finn 10 12 11 16 11 17 20 N/A 113.0 18
Martin E. Lambrecht
Alec G. H. Lanham Love
470 25 32 30 34 35 27 31 N/A 215.0 35
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
David Beresford Hudson
David Michael Kitchen
Flying Dutchman 5 16 22 20 16 22 14 N/A 128.0 19
Eric Johnstone Cook
Geoffrey L. Stevens
Tornado 21 20 20 21 21 20 20 N/A 158.0 21
Bruce Charles Savage
Richard James Mayhew
Giles Canham Stanley
Soling 13 8 15 12 7 20 N/A 85.0 14

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Manfred Fiess Men's 50 metre rifle prone 588 43 Did not advance
Open
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Cornelius Jansen Bornman Trap 127 52 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final B Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kenneth Cawood 100 m breaststroke 1:04.02 27 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke 2:21.88 33 Did not advance
Darryl Cronje 50 m freestyle 23.39 22 Did not advance
Craig Jackson 100 m butterfly 55.45 26 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:02.17 28 Did not advance
Seddon Keyter 100 m freestyle 51.42 29 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 57.94 32 Did not advance
Clifford Lyne 100 m backstroke 2:25.66 41 Did not advance
200 m medley 2:06.62 27 Did not advance
400 m medley 4:32.64 24 Did not advance
Peter Williams 50 m freestyle 22.65 5 Did not advance 22.50 4
Peter Williams
Darryl Cronje
Seddon Keyter
Craig Jackson
4 × 100 m freestyle 3:23.53 11 N/A Did not advance
Seddon Keyter
Kenneth Cawood
Peter Williams
Darryl Cronje
4 × 100 m medley 3:46.86 14 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final B Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jill Brukman 100 m backstroke 1:04.57 22 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:18.56 32 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:23.07 28 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 5:03.34 27 Did not advance
Penny Heyns 100 m breaststroke 1:14.99 33 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:45.04 34 Did not advance
Marianne Kriel 50 m freestyle 26.05 9 26.47 13 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.50 20 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:03.20 12 1:03.12 10 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:02.49 21 Did not advance
Jeanine Steenkamp 400 m freestyle 4:23.33 21 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:59.62 19 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:58.48 25 Did not advance
Jill Brukman
Jeanine Steenkamp
Penny Heyns
Marianne Kriel
4 × 100 m medley 4:24.28 16 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Two synchronized swimmers represented South Africa in 1992.

Athlete Event Figures Technical routine Free routine Qualification Technical routine Free routine Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank Points Rank Points Rank Total Rank
Amanda Taylor Women's solo 75.821 49 Did not advanced
Loren Wulfsohn 72.633 50 Did not advanced
Amanda Taylor
Loren Wulfsohn
Women's duet 74.227 17 74.227 17 78.16 17 152.387 17 Did not advanced

Table tennis[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
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Rank Opposition
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Cheryl Roberts Women's singles  Alessia Arisi (ITA)
L 0-2
 Elke Schall-Wosik (GER)
L 0-2
 Qiao Hong (CHN)
L 0-2
4 Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
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Wayne Ferreira Singles  Christo van Rensburg (RSA)
W 7-5, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
 Marc Rosset (SUI)
L 4-6, 0-6, 2-6
Did not advance
Christo van Rensburg Singles  Wayne Ferreira (RSA)
L 5-7, 2-6, 6-2, 4-6
Did not advance
Wayne Ferreira
Piet Norval
Doubles Did not advance  Bent-Ove Pedersen
Christian Ruud (NOR)
W 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
 Brian Gyetko
Sebastien LeBlanc (CAN)
W 6-3, 7-6, 6-4
 George Cosac
Dinu Pescariu (ROU)
W 6-0, 6-3, 6-2
 Goran Ivanišević
Goran Prpić (CRO)
W 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
 Boris Becker
Michael Stich (GER)
L 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 3-6
Silver medal.svg
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
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Amanda Coetzer Singles  Zina Garrison (USA)
W 7-5, 6-1
 Agnese Blumberga (LAT)
W 6-2, 6-4
 Conchita Martínez (ESP)
L 4-6, 3-6
Did not advance
Mariaan de Swardt Singles  Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
L 4-6, 2-6
Did not advance
Elna Reinach Singles  Jennifer Capriati (USA)
L 1-6, 0-6
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Pieter Smith 82.5 kg 120,0 29 150 27 270,0 27

Wrestling[edit]

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Final round
Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Rank Final round
Result
Rank
Tjaart du Plessis −62 kg  Karsten Polky  (GER)
L 3-5
  İsmail Faikoğlu (TUR)
L 0-9
N/A 11 Did not advance
Barend Labuschagne −74 kg  Amir Reza Khadem  (IRN)
L 0-10
 Yoshihiko Hara (JPN)
L 1-7
N/A 8 Did not advance
Johannes Rossouw −100 kg  Miroslav Makaveev (BUL)
L 5-6
 Leri Khabelov (EUN)
L 1-8
N/A 7 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa at the 1992 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28.