17-year-old Matt Sates dropped 1.48s in the 2IM to hit 1:57.60 in Durban, cracking the top 15 times in the world this season. Sates also hit 51.83 in the 1FL.
The two-time silver medalist in the event was just over the required 51.96 that it would have taken to automatically qualify for the Games.
Schoenmaker’s 2:20.17 200 breaststroke was the only swim of the night to get under the South African Olympic selection criteria.
Tatjana Schoenmaker broke her own 50 BR national record twice in the same day at the 2021 South African Nationals, going 30.42 to 30.32 just hours apart.
World Championships medalist Farida Osman of Egypt is making her presence known at the 2019 African Games taking place in Morrocco.
Egyptian World Championships medalist Farida Osman collected hardware through 2 days of swimming competition at the 2019 Africa Games in Morrocco.
Chad Le Clos s’est emparé de son quatrième titre national de champion d’Afrique du Sud 2019 avec sa victoire dans le 100 papillon.
Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker made some magic happen tonight in Durban by clocking the 3rd fastest women’s 100m breaststroke time this season.
Chad Le Clos threw down the 4th fastest 100m fly time of the season to log another event win here in Durban.
Although Chad Le Clos notched a World Championships-worthy time last night in the men’s 200m fly finals, the 26-year-old South African icon was unable to make the same magic happen in tonight’s 200m freestyle final.