Pieter Smith (born April 3, 1987) is a South African sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] He set his personal best time of 45.63 seconds by winning the 400 metres event at the 2009 South African Championships in Stellenbosch.[2]

Pieter Smith
Personal information
Nationality South Africa
Born (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 32)
Upington, South Africa
Height1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)4 × 400 metres relay
TeamNebraska Huskers (USA)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 45.63 s (2009)

Smith competed for the men's 4 × 400 m relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with his teammates L. J. van Zyl, Ofentse Mogawane, and Alwyn Myburgh. He ran on the starting leg of the first heat, with an individual-split time of 45.74 seconds. Smith and his team finished the relay in sixth place for a seasonal best time of 3:01.26, failing to advance into the final.[3]

Smith is also a varsity member for the Nebraska Huskers Track & Field Team, and an economics graduate at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Pieter Smith". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Thipe, Mulaudzi and Ramolefe star the South African Champs". Confederation of African Athletics. 15 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Round 1 – Heat 1". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

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