5 Days to go - Andre Olivier

Date of birth : 29.12.1989


“I am ready for Commonwealth Games, I’m running a few Diamond Leagues before the Games. My goal is to make the final, then anything is possible!”


Performance Venue Year
Personal Best 1:44.29 Monaco (MON) 20.07.2012
Seasons Best 1:44.42 Paris (FRA) 05.07.2014
All Time RSA 4th
World Ranking 12th


At the 2007 African Junior Champs Olivier took the 4th position with a 1:48.52 and the year after in 2008 he improved on that at the World Junior Champs with a 1:47.57 and bringing home bronze. In 2011 at the Universiade in China he won bronze in the 4 x 400m relay. The following year at the African Champs in Benin he once again won bronze with a 1:45.09 and at the Olympic games he finished 13th with a 1:45.44. Then this year at the world indoor champs he came 4th in the final after literally running his first indoor races at the champs. He also competed in a few diamond leagues at which he took a silver at the last one against world record holder David Rudisha. Andre will be looking to improve on all the bronze he has won over the years and come back with some silver or goldware this time round.