Rikenette Steenkamp
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  South Africa
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Marrakesh 100 m hurdles

Rikenette Steenkamp (born 16 October 1992) is a South African track and field athlete who competes in the 100 metres hurdles. Her personal best is 12.81 seconds, set in 2018. She ran a time of 13.16 while winning the gold medal at the 2014 African Championships in Athletics.[1] She represented Africa at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, taking fifth, and competed for South Africa at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics.[2]

She attended Hoërskool Menlopark before going on to study sports science at the University of Pretoria.[3] Steenkamp missed the 2015 season as a result of a hamstring injury.[4]

She is a three-time national champion of the South African Athletics Championships.[5]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2009 World Youth Championships Bressanone, Italy 8th (sf) 100 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 13.61
2014 African Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 1st 100 m hurdles 13.26
IAAF Continental Cup Marrakesh, Morocco 5th 100 m hurdles 13.161
2018 African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.18
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 16th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.96

1Representing Africa


  1. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2014-08-11). More gold medals and records for Okagbare and Bourrada at African Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ Rikenette Steenkamp. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ Rikenette Steenkamp. Varsity Sports. Retrieved on 2016-07-09.
  4. ^ Rikenette Steenkamp’s injury healing on course. Obzeva (2015-05-03). Retrieved on 2016-07-09.
  5. ^ Rikenette Steenkamp. All-Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-07-09.