Famous South African Athletes

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 1 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: November 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South African

From being an infant whose both legs were amputated below knee, Oscar Pistorius went on to become a top athlete with wins in Paralympic Games and other sporting events. The South African sprinter also became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics Games. However, later, he was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend and is currently imprisoned.

 2 Wayde van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South African
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 3 Joost van der Westhuizen

Joost van der Westhuizen
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South African
Died: February 6, 2017

 4 Francois Pienaar

Francois Pienaar
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South African

 5 Zola Budd

Zola Budd
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Famous As: Middle-distance runner, Marathon runner
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South African

 6 Bakkies Botha

Bakkies Botha
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African

 7 Joel Stransky

Joel Stransky
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: July 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South African
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 8 Andrew Mehrtens

Andrew Mehrtens
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: New Zealander, South African

 9 Ruan Pienaar

Ruan Pienaar
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: March 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South African

 10 John Smit

John Smit
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South African

 11 Naas Botha

Naas Botha
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South African

 12 Os du Randt

Os du Randt
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African

 13 Ashwin Willemse

Ashwin Willemse
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African

 14 Nick Abendanon

Nick Abendanon
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Famous As: Rugby union player
Birthdate: August 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, South African

 15 Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South African