6 Men Qualify for South African Olympic Team After 3 Days in Durban

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SA OLYMPIC TRIALS)

Wayne Riddin contributed this report:

After 3 days at the 2016 South African Olympic Trials, 6 swimmers, all men, have swum times under the Olympic Qualifying Time.

The meet will continue Wednesday morning from Durban with, among other things, a preliminary swim from Cameron van der Burgh in the 200 breaststroke: not his better of the two distances, but one in which he’s still capable of an Olympic medal.

Olympic Qualifying Times following Day 03:

  • Sebastien Rousseau – 400m individual medley – 4:14.75
  • Michael Meyer – 400m individual medley – 4:15.71
  • Myles Brown – 400m freestyle – 3:48.86
  • Cameron van der Burgh – 100m breaststroke – 59.66
  • Christopher Reid – 100m backstroke – 54.02
  • Chad le Clos – 200m freestyle – 1:47.75
  • Chad le Clos – 200m butterfly (SF) – 1:55.61

Paralympic Qualifying Times following Day 03:

  • Kevin Paul (SM10) – 200m individual medley – 2:15.78
  • Kevin Paul (SB9) – 100m breaststroke – 1:05.10
  • Johann van Heerden (SB9) – 100m breaststroke – 1:12.64
  • Alani Ferreira (SM13) – 200m individual medley – 2:50.43
  • Alani Ferreira (S13) – 400m freestyle – 5:21.00 (heats)
  • Alani Ferreira (SB13) – 100m breaststroke – 1:26.90
  • Emily Gray (S9) – 400m freestyle – 5:05.36 (heats)
  • Emily Gray (S10) – 100m backstroke – 1:17.17
  • Craig Groenewald (SB14) – 100m breaststroke – 1:12.33
  • Hendri Herbst (S11) – 100m backstroke – 1: 16.84
  • Shireen Sapiro (S10) – 100m backstroke – 1:11.87

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FmrBamaBkr
5 years ago

SwimSwam, an article on the Paralympic swimming events.. ie what is/who is eligible to compete in different events would help those of us unfamiliar with this side of swimming to gain a better understanding and appreciation.

Thanks!

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  FmrBamaBkr
5 years ago

Agreed, thank you!

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