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Fanie du Plessis

Full name: Stephanus Johannes "Fanie" du Plessis
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Born: February 23, 1930 in Lichtenburg, North West, South Africa
Died: August 13, 2001 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Marthinus du Plessis; Son of Andries du Plessis; Father of Tjaart du Plessis; Grandfather of Renate du Plessis.

Biography

Fanie du Plessis had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Discus Throw, 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Discus Throw, 3rd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Shot Put.

Personal Best: DT – 56.32 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics Men's Discus Throw South Africa RSA 13
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics Men's Discus Throw South Africa RSA 23 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Final Round 13 48.49
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Final Round Round One 12 48.49
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Final Round Round Two 13 46.23 48.49
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Final Round Round Three 13 43.31 48.49
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round 2 QU 50.69
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Round One 2 50.69
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 50.69
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round 23 51.86
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Group A 8 51.86
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 13 49.84 49.84
1960 Summer 30 Roma Athletics South Africa Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 51.86
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