VAN ZYL Dean < Back  
Sport Wrestling - Greco-Roman
CGA South Africa   
Gender Men
Born 06 Apr 1988 in Johannesburg, SAF
Height1.80 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages Afrikaans
Higher education Sport Management - University of Pretoria: Pretoria, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started wrestling in South Africa in 1996.
Club / Team Ruiter Wrestling Academy: Roodepoort, RSA
Name of coach Nico Coetzee
Coach from which country? South Africa
Coach from what year? 2009
General Interest
Hobbies He enjoys dirtbike riding. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Third place at the 2009 Commonwealth Championships. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Justin Van Zyl. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Injuries Knee ligaments, which restricted him from competing for two years. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto Never say never. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Famous relatives Justin Van Zyl. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Athlete, 06 Oct 2010)