L. J. van Zyl
The Junior World Champion from 2002 in 2005 at the World Championships in Helsinki sixth. In 2006 he won at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne gold in the 400m hurdles with the South African team silver in the 4 x 400 - meter relay and won the title at the Africa Athletics Championships in Bambous.
In 2007 he won gold at the Pan-African games, but retired at the World Championships in Osaka in the flow of. The following year he defended at the African Championships in Addis Ababa his title. At the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 he came to fifth place and was eliminated with the South African relay in the supply of 4 x 400 meter relay from.
In 2009 he reached the semi-finals at the World Championships in Berlin. In 2010 he took at the African Championships in Nairobi his third gold in a row, was fifth at the IAAF Continental Cup in Split and won silver at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
In the World Cup 2011 in Daegu, he won bronze in the 400m hurdles and silver with the South African team in the 4 x 400 - meter relay.
In 2012, he did not come at the Olympic Games in London in the 400m hurdles on the first round and came out with the South African team eighth in the 4 x 400 - meter relay. The following year, he failed in the World Cup in Moscow again in the first round.
L. J. van Zyl is 1,86 m tall and weighs 75 kg. Since 2012, he is married to the long-distance runner irvette van Blerk.
- 400m hurdles: 47.66 s 25 February, 2011, Pretoria
- 400 m: 44.86 s 26 March, 2011, Germiston