18 Days to go - Victor Hogan

Date of birth – 25-07-1989


 “I’m feeling great. I was struggling with a problem in my technique…but took some videos and analysed it..saw my mistake and getting better now. ‘Oom Kaai also came to Gemona, so its good for me.. and then moving up towards a peak in August.. but I know everyone will be on form there, but I’m feeling good..picked up a few kilograms..now it’s just to get the rhythm going and not to over train myself. But I’m very excited.”


Performance Venue Year
Personal Best 65.3365.52 (1.75kg) Donnas (ITA) 07.07.201303.07.2008
Seasons Best 63.47 New York (USA) 14.06.2014
All Time RSA 4th


 Victor is the reigning African champ in the discus event. He won the 2007 African Junior Athletics Champs and came 4th in the 2008 World Junior Champs. His best throw of 65.52 m with the lighter junior discus in 2008 ranked him as the fifth best junior ever at the time. Hogan established himself on the national senior circuit in 2010 with three wins on the Yellow Pages Series and his first national title. He claimed his first major medal at the 2010 African Championships in Athletics soon after, taking the bronze medal. He represented Africa at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup, coming eighth. He won a second South African title in 2011. Hogan cleared sixty metres with the discus for the first time in 2011 and was the runner-up at the 2011 All-Africa Games with a throw of 62.60 metres. He threw a best of 62.76 m in Bilbao in June 2012 and went on to take the gold medal at the 2012 African Championships the following month. However, he did not make the South African Olympic squad because he had not achieved the qualifying standard of 63 metres. In the 2013 World Champs in Moscow he threw a 62.45 in the qualification round and qualified for the final round where he threw 64.35 and finished 5th.