Janus Robberts

Janus Robberts (born 10 March 1979 in Louis Trichardt) is a South African athlete who competes in the shot put, and occasionally discus throw. He is the current African record holder in shot put with 21.97 metres, and also a former junior world record holder. He also holds the African indoor record with 21.47 metres, achieved in December 2001 in Norman.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   South Africa
1997 African Junior Championships Ibadan, Nigeria 1st Shot put 18.55 m
1st Discus throw 54.55 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 2nd Shot put 18.15 m
7th Discus throw 55.63 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th Shot put 19.15 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 20th (q) Shot put 19.37 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd Shot put 19.16 m
4th Discus throw 56.82 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 7th Shot put 20.32 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 12th Shot put 20.18 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 2nd Shot put 19.97 m
7th Discus throw 57.02 m
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 1st Shot put 19.73 m
1st Discus throw 54.32 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 25th (q) Shot put 19.02 m m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 17th (q) Shot put 19.41 m
African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 1st Shot put 21.02 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20th (q) Shot put 19.41 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland Shot put NM
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 12th (q) Shot put 19.39 m
Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 1st Shot put 19.76 m
9th Discus throw 55.57 m
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 2nd Shot put 17.88 m
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3rd Shot put 16.44 m