Zola Budd

Zola Pieterse
Zola Pieterse (née Budd; born 26 May 1966) is a middle-distance and long-distance runner.wikipedia
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1984 Summer Olympics

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She competed at the 1984 Olympic Games for Great Britain and the 1992 Olympic Games for South Africa, both times in the 3000 metres.

Barefoot running

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Budd's career was unusual in that she mainly trained and raced barefoot.
During the 1980s, a South African runner, Zola Budd, became known for her barefoot running style as well as training and racing barefoot.

IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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She was also a two-time winner at the World Cross Country Championships (1985–1986).

Sporting boycott of South Africa during the apartheid era

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The Daily Mail, a British tabloid newspaper, persuaded Budd's father to encourage her to apply for British citizenship, on the grounds that her grandfather was British, to circumvent the international sporting boycott of South Africa, so that she could compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Zola Budd's time for the women's 5,000m in January 1984 was not ratified as a world record because it was outside the auspices of the IAAF.

Maricica Puică

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In the 1984 Olympics, held in Los Angeles, California, the media billed the 3000 m race as a duel between Budd and world champion Mary Decker, and few reported that a third contestant, Romanian Maricica Puică, had set the fastest time that year.
Then in the Summer, she won the inaugural 3000 m title at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, a race remembered more for the collision of Mary Decker and Zola Budd.

Mile run

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Her mile best of 4:17.57 in 1985, still stands as the British record.

Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 3000 metres

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In the 1984 Olympics, held in Los Angeles, California, the media billed the 3000 m race as a duel between Budd and world champion Mary Decker, and few reported that a third contestant, Romanian Maricica Puică, had set the fastest time that year.
The race is still remembered because of the fall of world champion Mary Decker after a collision with Zola Budd.

List of British records in athletics

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Her mile best of 4:17.57 in 1985, still stands as the British record.

Lynn Kanuka-Williams

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Puică won with Sly second and Canada's Lynn Williams third.
She competed for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, U.S. in the 3,000 metres where she won the bronze medal (in the race notable for the incident between Mary Decker and Zola Budd).

Wendy Smith-Sly

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Decker set a fast pace from the gun with Budd in close pursuit, followed by Puică and Britain's Wendy Smith-Sly.
At her first Olympic Games in 1984 in Los Angeles, Sly won a silver medal in the infamous 3000 metres final that included the collision between Mary Decker and Zola Budd, with whom she had a strong rivalry.

Bloemfontein

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Budd, who was born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, achieved fame in 1984, at the age of 17, when she broke the women's 5000 m world record with a time of 15:01.83.

Crawley

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Shortly afterwards, Budd was forced to pull out of a 1500 metres race in Crawley, Sussex, when the town council withdrew their invitation at short notice.
Athlete Zola Budd had been asked to take part in a 1,500-metre race as part of the opening celebrations, but her invitation was withdrawn at short notice because of concerns raised by council members about possible "political connotations and anti-apartheid demonstrators".

Mary Decker

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In the 1984 Olympics, held in Los Angeles, California, the media billed the 3000 m race as a duel between Budd and world champion Mary Decker, and few reported that a third contestant, Romanian Maricica Puică, had set the fastest time that year.
In the final, Zola Budd, representing Great Britain, had been intentionally running barefoot side by side with Decker for three laps and moved ahead.

Middle-distance running

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Zola Pieterse (née Budd; born 26 May 1966) is a middle-distance and long-distance runner.
The 1984 Olympic race was famous for the controversial collision between Mary Decker and Zola Budd.

Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club

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In Britain, Budd trained at Freddie’s Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletics Club.

Richard Slaney

Decker was carried off the track in tears by her boyfriend (and later, husband), British discus thrower Richard Slaney.
At the 1984 Olympics Slaney is remembered for carrying his fiancee Mary Decker from the track after she lay stricken at trackside during the 3,000m final, having tripped over the bare feet of Zola Budd.

European Cup (athletics)

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She was also victor in the European Cup 3000m.
3,000 m: 8:35.32 - Zola Budd, Great Britain, 1985

Come Dine with Me

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On an episode of Celebrity Come Dine with Me, Budd stated that to this day that she has never seen footage of the collision.

Stirling Scottish Marathon

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Former Olympian athletes Liz McColgan and Zola Budd took part in the marathon, with Zola over the line first in 3.12.24, finishing as ninth female, and Liz not far behind in 3.18.33.

Long-distance running

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Zola Pieterse (née Budd; born 26 May 1966) is a middle-distance and long-distance runner.