PAUL BOTHA

DOB – 1ST  January 1998

EVENT – JAVELIN THROW

MEDAL – 9th IAAF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015, CALI – GOLD

PERSONAL BEST – 78.49 M

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 “If you want to be GREAT; there’s one Rule; don’t do what everyone else does”

Paul Botha lives and studies in Rustenburg. His strong personality, determination and the big passion for sports brought him to the podium at the very young age, with a bronze medal 36,74 m at the SASA National Primary School Track & Field Championships 2010.

A year later in 2011 he improved his PB getting the gold medal at the SASA National Primary School Track & Field Championships with a distance of 43.88 m

During the same year he won another gold medal with 51, 27 m at the ASA SA National Track & Field Youth Championships.

 He has been constantly improving till the 2015 when he put a mark on the international stage obtaining the qualification for the Worlds winning another gold with 73,15 m.

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 “If your Dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough”

At the CAA African Youth Championships in Mauritius he took the silver with a distance of 71, 48m breaking the previous championships record.

The glory came couple of months later with a near four-metre improvement on his lifetime best winning the gold medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2015 in Cali, with the distance of  78.49m

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CAREER HIGHLITHS:

  Performance Place Date

 

SASA SA Schools Championships 73,15 Rustenberg March 2015
ASA SA Championships 73,94 Bloemfontein April 2015
CAA  Africa Youth Championships 71,48 Mauritius April 2015
9th Youth World Championships 78,49 Cali July 2015

HONOURS:

  Rank Performance Place Date

 

CAA African Youth Championships 2 71,48 Mauritius April 2015
9th Youth World Championships 1 78,49 Cali July 2015