Andries Du Plessis

1910 – 1979

Born 01 October 1910

Represented South Africa as a Springbok Athlete

  • British Empire Games 1934 England (Second)

  • Olympic Games 1936 Berlin (Second)

  • British Empire Games 1938 Australia (First)

  • Started a Driving School in 1940

Represented South Africa as a Veteran Springbok Athlete in 1977

Pole vault was origionally done with a Bamboo pole which could not bend as much as the new Fiberglass poles. Many people got hurt when the bamboo poles broke.