South Africa at the Olympics

Participation of athletes from South Africa in the Olympic Games

South Africa was first at the Olympic Games in 1904, and sent athletes toevery Summer Olympic Games until 1960. After the passage of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1761 in 1962 in response to South Africa's policy of apartheid, the nation was barred from the Games.

South Africa at the
Olympics
Flag of South Africa.svg
IOC codeRSA
NOCSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sascoc.co.za
Medals
Gold
26
Silver
31
Bronze
29
Total
86
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

After the negotiations to end apartheid in 1990, the nation re-joined the Olympic movement. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee was formed in 1991, and South Africa returned to the Games at the 1992 Summer Olympics (and the 1992 Summer Paralympics). South Africa was also in the Winter Olympic Games in 1960, and since 1994.

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
1  Gold Reggie Walker   1908 London   Athletics Men's 100 metres
2  Silver Charles Hefferon   1908 London   Athletics Men's Marathon
1  Gold Ken McArthur   1912 Stockholm   Athletics Men's Marathon
1  Gold Rudolph Lewis   1912 Stockholm   Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial
1  Gold Harold Kitson
Charles Winslow
  1912 Stockholm   Tennis Men's Doubles Outdoor
1  Gold Charles Winslow   1912 Stockholm   Tennis Men's Singles Outdoor
2  Silver Christian Gitsham   1912 Stockholm   Athletics Men's Marathon
2  Silver Harold Kitson   1912 Stockholm   Tennis Men's Singles Outdoor
1  Gold Bevil Rudd   1920 Antwerp   Athletics Men's 400 Metres
1  Gold Clarence Walker   1920 Antwerp   Boxing Men's Bantamweight
1  Gold Louis Raymond   1920 Antwerp   Tennis Men's Singles
2  Silver Henry Dafel
Jack Oosterlak
Clarence Oldfield
Bevil Rudd
  1920 Antwerp   Athletics Men's 400 Metres Relay
2  Silver Henry Kaltenbrunn   1920 Antwerp   Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial
2  Silver William Smith
James Walker
  1920 Antwerp   Cycling Men's Tandem
2  Silver David Smith
Robert Bodley
Ferdinand Buchanan
Frederick Morgan
  1920 Antwerp   Shooting Men's Team 600 Metres Military Rifle
3  Bronze Bevil Rudd   1920 Antwerp   Athletics Men's 800m
3  Bronze James Walker
William Smith
Henry Kaltenbrunn
Harry Goosen
  1920 Antwerp   Cycling Team Pursuit
3  Bronze Charles Winslow   1920 Antwerp   Tennis Men's Singles
1  Gold William Smith   1924 Paris   Boxing Men's Bantamweight
2  Silver Sydney Atkinson   1924 Paris   Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles
3  Bronze Cecil McMaster   1924 Paris   Athletics Men's 10 Kilometer Walk
1  Gold Sydney Atkinson   1928 Amsterdam   Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles
3  Bronze Harry Isaacs   1928 Amsterdam   Boxing Men's Bantamweight
3  Bronze Rhoda Rennie
Frederica van der Goes
Mary Bedford
Kathleen Russell
  1928 Amsterdam   Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay
1  Gold Lawrence Stevens   1932 Los Angeles   Boxing Men's lightweight
1  Gold David Carstens   1932 Los Angeles   Boxing Men's light-heavyweight
3  Bronze Marjorie Clark   1932 Los Angeles   Athletics Women's 80m hurdles
3  Bronze Ernest Peirce   1932 Los Angeles   Boxing Men's middleweight
3  Bronze Jenny Maakal   1932 Los Angeles   Swimming Women's 400m freestyle
2  Silver Charles Catterall   1936 Berlin   Boxing Men's featherweight
1  Gold Gerald Dreyer   1948 London   Boxing Men's lightweight
1  Gold George Hunter   1948 London   Boxing Men's light-heavyweight
2  Silver Dennis Shepherd   1948 London   Boxing Men's featherweight
3  Bronze John Arthur   1948 London   Boxing Men's heavyweight
1  Gold Esther Brand   1952 Helsinki   Athletics Women's high jump
1  Gold Joan Harrison   1952 Helsinki   Swimming Women's 100m backstroke
2  Silver Daphne Robb-Hasenjäger   1952 Helsinki   Athletics Women's 100m
2  Silver Theunis Van Schalkwyk   1952 Helsinki   Boxing Men's light-middleweight
2  Silver Raymond Robinson
Thomas Shardelow
  1952 Helsinki   Cycling (Track) Men's 2000m tandem
2  Silver George Estman
Robert Fowler
Thomas Shardelow
Alfred Swift
  1952 Helsinki   Cycling (Track) Men's team pursuit (4000m)
3  Bronze William Toweel   1952 Helsinki   Boxing Men's flyweight
3  Bronze Leonard Leisching   1952 Helsinki   Boxing Men's featherweight
3  Bronze Andries Nieman   1952 Helsinki   Boxing Men's heavyweight
3  Bronze Raymond Robinson   1952 Helsinki   Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
3  Bronze Daniel Bekker   1956 Melbourne/Stockholm   Boxing Men's heavyweight
3  Bronze Henry Loubscher   1956 Melbourne/Stockholm   Boxing Men's light-welterweight
3  Bronze Alfred Swift   1956 Melbourne/Stockholm   Cycling (Track) Men's 1 km time trial
3  Bronze Moira Abernethy
Jeanette Myburgh
Natalie Myburgh
Susan Elizabeth Roberts
  1956 Melbourne/Stockholm   Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
2  Silver Daniel Bekker   1960 Rome   Boxing Men's heavyweight
3  Bronze Malcolm Clive Spence   1960 Rome   Athletics Men's 400m
3  Bronze William Meyers   1960 Rome   Boxing Men's featherweight
2  Silver Elana Meyer   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Women's 10,000m
2  Silver Wayne Ferreira
Piet Norval
  1992 Barcelona   Tennis Men's Doubles
1  Gold Josia Thugwane   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Men's marathon
1  Gold Penelope Heyns   1996 Atlanta   Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
1  Gold Penelope Heyns   1996 Atlanta   Swimming Women's 200m breaststroke
2  Silver Hezekiel Sepeng   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Men's 800m
3  Bronze Marianne Kriel   1996 Atlanta   Swimming Women's 100m backstroke
2  Silver Hestrie Cloete   2000 Sydney   Athletics Women's high jump
2  Silver Terence Parkin   2000 Sydney   Swimming Men's 200m breaststroke
3  Bronze Llewellyn Herbert   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's 400m hurdles
3  Bronze Frantz Kruger   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's discus throw
3  Bronze Penelope Heyns   2000 Sydney   Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
1  Gold Lyndon Ferns
Ryk Neethling
Roland Mark Schoeman
Darian Townsend
  2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay
2  Silver Mbulaeni Mulaudzi   2004 Athens   Athletics Men's 800m
2  Silver Hestrie Cloete   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's high jump
2  Silver Roland Mark Schoeman   2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 100m freestyle
3  Bronze Donovan Cech
Ramon di Clemente
  2004 Athens   Rowing Men's coxless pair
3  Bronze Roland Mark Schoeman   2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 50m freestyle
2  Silver Khotso Mokoena   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's long jump
1  Gold Sizwe Ndlovu
Matthew Brittain
John Smith
James Thompson
  2012 London   Rowing Men's Lightweight Four
1  Gold Cameron van der Burgh   2012 London   Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke
1  Gold Chad le Clos   2012 London   Swimming Men's 200m butterfly
1  Gold Caster Semenya   2012 London   Athletics Women's 800m
2  Silver Chad le Clos   2012 London   Swimming Men's 100m butterfly
3  Bronze Bridgitte Hartley   2012 London   Canoeing Women's K-1 500m
1  Gold Wayde Van Niekerk   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Athletics Men's 400m
1  Gold Caster Semenya   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Athletics Women's 800m
2  Silver Chad le Clos   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Swimming Men's 200m freestyle
2  Silver Shaun Keeling
Lawrence Brittain
  2016 Rio de Janeiro  Rowing Men's coxless pair
2  Silver Chad le Clos   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Swimming Men's 100m butterfly
2  Silver Cameron van der Burgh   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke
2  Silver Luvo Manyonga   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Athletics Men's long jump
2  Silver Sunette Viljoen   2016 Rio de Janeiro  Athletics Women's javelin throw
3  Bronze Cheslin Kolbe
Juan de Jongh
Seabelo Senatla
Justin Geduld
Kyle Brown
Cecil Afrika
Kwagga Smith
Werner Kok
Rosko Specman
Philip Snyman
Dylan Sage
Francois Hougaard
Tim Agaba
  2016 Rio de Janeiro  Rugby Sevens Men's tournament
3  Bronze Henri Schoeman   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Triathlon Men's Triathlon

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