South Africa Announces 2012 Olympic Team [VIDEO]

  4 Braden Keith | June 07th, 2012 | Featured, International, London 2012 Olympics, News

After all of the blustering over South Africa’s Olympic qualifying rules, the South African Olympic committee has released the preliminary 2012 South African Olympic Team, the big names are all on their way to the Games. That includes Roland Schoeman, who took a last-chance shot at a Phoenix intrasquad meet at scoring a second 50 free under the FINA A time. Check out the video of that 22.06 above.

This team, with 16 swimmers, is considerably smaller than the group in 2008, especially on the women’s side which will send only 4 (as compared to the 7 they sent to Beijing).

The full Olympic lineup (including all sports) can be seen here.

Men’s Team
Jean Basson
Charl Crous
Heerden Herman
Chad le Clos
Gideon Louw
Graeme Moore
Sebastien Rousseau
Riaan Schoeman
Roland Schoeman
Leith Shankland
Darian Townsend
Cameron van der Burgh

Women’s Team
Kathryn Meaklim
Suzaan van Biljon
Wendy Trott
Karin Prinsloo

Manager: Shawn Adriaanse

Coaches: Graham Hill and Igor Omeltchenko

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Comments

  1. Kirt says:
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    So which sprinters get to swim what?

  2. Rich says:
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    shout out to Bradley Tandy

  3. aswimfan says:
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    I think most countries will have smaller team this time around compared to Beijing, because LZR made everyone obliterated the qualifying times for 2008 beijing.

  4. Rafael says:
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    Aswim. I think most countries had their team selected already.

    From the Main Powers now (Even minor Ones)

    Making a Little Mind Reminder

    Germany, Brazil, Netherlands and Australia have more swimmers now.

    Russia France have less. But If I´m Sure South Africa and Japan are the countries who lost more swimmers at all

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