Cristiaan Du Plessis
Athletics | Swimming
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2010.
Why this sport?
After competing for 14 years at the highest level in swimming, he realised that it was time to find a new challenge and decided to try para-athletics.
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira [national], RSA
Awards and honours
He was named South Africa's Sportsman of the Year for 2004. (iol.co.za, 09 Dec 2004)
He represented South Africa in para-swimming at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (sowetanlive.co.za. 2010)
He has spina bifida. (ecr.co.za, 28 May 2010)
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S8||Heat 2||5|
|Men's 5,000 m Open Water S10||Final Round||15|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S8||Heat 2||4|
|Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts||Heat 1||4|
|Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts||Heat 2||5|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S8||Heat 2||6|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S8||Final Round||8|
|Men's Javelin F57/58||Final 1||2013-07-20||12|
|Men's Discus Throw F57/58||Final 1||2013-07-22||14|
|Men's Shot Put F56/57||Final 1||2013-07-26||9|