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Chenelle van Zyl

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F35

Further personal information

Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Finance
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Accounting - Boston City Campus & Business College: Johannesburg, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the shot put in 1997 in Germiston, South Africa.
Why this sport?
She had a passion for the sport.
Club / Team
University of Johannesburg: South Africa

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
South Africa
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Her coaches. (uj.ac.za, 20 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 5
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 6
Women's Javelin F35-38 Final Round 14
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final 2011-01-27 7
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 2011-01-29 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 2012-08-31 6
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 2012-09-02 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Women's 100 m T35 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 10
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2016-09-15 4