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Manie van Zyl

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHermanus Johannes Pienaar "Manie"•van Zyl
Used nameManie•van Zyl
Born21 January 1929 in Modimolle (RSA)
Died5 August 2012 in Vaalwater (RSA)
Measurements177 cm / 86 kg
NOC South Africa

Biography

Hermanus van Zyl had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Middleweight (-82 kg), Freestyle, 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Middleweight (-82 kg), Freestyle.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Wrestling RSA Manie van Zyl
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling RSA Manie van Zyl
Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1960 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony RSA Manie van Zyl

Special Notes