Fanie van der Merwe

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Fanie van der Merwe

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Birthplace: South Africa
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About Fanie van der Merwe

Fanie van der Merwe South Africa’s foremost Paralympian sprinter who has cerebral palsy. He achieved a gold medal at the Beijing Summer Paralympics in 2008.

Fanie competes mainly in category T37 sprint events. He will represent South Africa at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

2009 Cape Town - nominated for the Mayor’s Medal, which was awarded at the ceremony


  • Gold Medal - All-Africa Games | 2011 200m T37
  • Gold Medal - Paralympic Games | 2008 200m - T37
  • Gold Medal - Paralympic Games | 2008 100m - T37

You Tube video of the race

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February 25, 1986
South Africa