The South African Individual Olympic Qualifiers Following Day 6

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SA OLYMPIC TRIALS)

Wayne Riddin contributed to this report. 

Below is a roundup of all the Olympic qualifying times swam at the South African Olympic Trials going into the final day of competition. So far, Chad le Clos leads the South African men, with qualifying times in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 free.

Although the South African women have one final day to qualify competitors for the Olympic team, their best chances have come and gone. The closest call came earlier tonight when Tatjana Schoenmaker missed the 200 breaststroke cut by a heart-breaking one one-hundredth of a second. Tomorrow, Nathania van Niekerk will try to drop nearly a second from her prelims swim in the 200 backstroke (2:11.53) to hit the Olympic cut of 2:10.60.

The Paralympic competition has yielded far more male and female competitors than the Olympic competition, led by Alani Ferreira and Henri Herbst with three qualifying times apiece.

Olympic Qualifying Times following Day 06:

  • 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 – 53.13
  • Chad le Clos – 200m freestyle – 1:47.75
  • Chad le Clos – 200m butterfly  – 1:55,04
  • Cameron van der Burgh – 200m breaststroke – 2:10,13
  • Jarred Crous – 200m breaststroke – 2:11,65
  • Brad Tandy – 50m freestyle – 22,13
  • Douglas Erasmus – 50m freestyle – 22,26
  • Chad le Clos – 100m butterfly – 51,81

Paralympic Qualifying Times following Day 06:

  • 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
  • Achmat Hassiem (S10) – 100m butterfly – 1:00,44
  • Alani Ferreira (S13) – 100m butterfly – 1:23,37
  • Beth Nothling (S5) – 50m backstroke – 54,47
  • Hendri Herbst (S11) – 100m freestyle – 1:00,01
  • Hendri Herbst (S11) – 50m freestyle – 27,12
  • Adri Visser (S5) – 50m butterfly – 51,62

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