Riaan Botha’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Retired South African pole vaulter
Is Athlete
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gender male

8 November 1970, Pretoria, South Africa

Age 50 years
Star sign Scorpio

Riaan Botha (born 8 November 1970 in Pretoria) is a retired South African pole vaulter.

His personal best is 5.91 metres, achieved in April 1997 in Pretoria. This places him second on the African all-time performers list, behind fellow South African Okkert Brits.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  South Africa
1992 African Championships Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius 3rd 5.20 m
1993 African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd 5.20 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada NM
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 19th (q) 5.40 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 14th 5.60 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th 5.75 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 10th (q) 5.70 m
1998 World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 5th 5.60 m
Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 5.60 m
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa NM