VAN ZYL L.J. < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 20 Jul 1985 in Bloemfontein, SAF
Height1.82 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Irvette van Blerk, son Louis
Other names Louis Jacobus van Zyl
Residence Pretoria, RSA
Occupation Athlete, Farmer, Student
Languages Afrikaans, English
Higher education University of Pretoria: South Africa
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Tuks Athletics: Pretoria, RSA
Name of coach Irma Reyneke [personal], RSA
General Interest
Nicknames Meteor from Molteno (sascoc.co.za, 21 May 2016)
Hero / Idol US hurdler Edwin Moses. (IAAF, 27 Feb 2010)
Injuries In 2011 he was troubled by a hamstring injury. (iol.co.za, 14 Sep 2011)

In late 2007 he had groin surgery. (IAAF, 28 Jul 2008)

In late 2006 he underwent a minor leg operation. (IAAF, 28 Jul 2008)
Awards and honours He was named 2005 Athlete of the Year by Athletics South Africa. (ABC, 23 Mar 2006)
Famous relatives His wife Irvette [nee van Blerk] competed in the marathon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (timeslive.co.za, 25 Apr 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2012)
Ambitions To qualify for the 400m hurdles final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (supersport.com, 15 Jun 2016)