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Manie van Zyl

Full name: Hermanus Johannes Pienaar "Manie" van Zyl
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: January 21, 1929 in Modimolle, Limpopo, South Africa
Died: August 5, 2012 in Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

Hermanus van Zyl had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Middleweight (-82 kg), Freestyle, 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Middleweight (-82 kg), Freestyle.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle South Africa RSA AC
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle South Africa RSA 6

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Final Standings AC 1956-11-28 Eliminated r3/6 7
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three 9T 1956-11-30 7
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three Match #4 2 1956-11-30 Skhirt'ladze (URS) fall (4:10), van Zyl (RSA) 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two 8T 1956-11-29 4
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two Match #4 1 1956-11-29 van Zyl (RSA) decision (3-0), Singh (IND) 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One 9T 1956-11-28 3
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One Match #4 2 1956-11-28 Lindblad (SWE) decision (3-0), van Zyl (RSA) 3

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Five 6 1960-09-06 9
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Five Match #3 2 1960-09-06 Takhti (IRI) fall (7:05), van Zyl (RSA) 4
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Four 5T 1960-09-05 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Four Match #4 1 1960-09-05 van Zyl (RSA) fall (6:27), Kawano (JPN) 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three 6T 1960-09-03 5
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Three Match #6 2 1960-09-03 Brand (USA) fall (2:30), van Zyl (RSA) 4
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two 2T 1960-09-02 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round Two Match #9 1 1960-09-02 van Zyl (RSA) decision, Jacquel (FRA) 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One 1T 1960-09-01 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Wrestling South Africa RSA Round One Match #8 1 1960-09-01 van Zyl (RSA) fall (2:05), Martina (IRL) 0