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Jacques Freitag

South African high jumper

Died when: 42 years 20 days (504 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

Jacques Freitag (born 11 June 1982) was a South African high jumper.He is one of only ten athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Yelena Isinbayeva, Kirani James, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels, David Storl and Faith Kipyegon) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

Freitag grew up in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng (50 km east of Pretoria).His mother, Hendrina Pieters, was in 1973 a South African high jump champion with a personal best of 1.74 metres.

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