DOB – 1ST January 1998
EVENT – JAVELIN THROW
MEDAL – 9th IAAF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015, CALI – GOLD
PERSONAL BEST – 78.49 M
“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.
“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
|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|
|CAA African Youth Championships||2||71,48||Mauritius||April 2015|
|9th Youth World Championships||1||78,49||Cali||July 2015|