South African Emma Chelius qualified into the 50 free semifinals in 24.65, a national record. 22 more national records from Africa fell in the 50 free.
Kaylee McKeown can become the first Australian Olympic champion in the women’s 200 backstroke in this morning’s finals session from Tokyo.
After teammate Tatjana Schoenmaker’s historic 200m breast world record, South African Emma Chelius cracked the nation’s 50m free record.
Schoenmaker threw down the first sub-2:19 women’s 200 breaststroke just 5 years after her country sent 0 women to the Olympic Games.
South Africa had zero women in the pool at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. This time around there will be six women representing the country in Tokyo.
18-year-old Rebecca Meder hit a near-lifetime best in the 200 IM at 2:12.98, frightening Kathryn Meaklim’s 2009 national record of 2:12.53.
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.
Evgeny Rylov’s European Record in the men’s 200 backstroke is among the top performances we’ve seen in 2021.
Chelius not only got under the former national record in the 50 freestyle but also swam a time fast enough to earn a spot on the 2021 Olympic team.
Chad le Clos ed il 17enne Ethan Du Preez si sono qualificati per le Olimpiadi di Tokyo nei 200 metri farfalla maschili durante i Trials
Chad le Clos qualified for the 2021 Olympics with his national title-winning time of 1:55.88 in the 200 fly. Also qualifying was Ethan du Preez, 17 years old.
South African national record holder Erin Gallagher doubled up on sprint wins in Durban, taking the women’s 50m free and 50m back events.
The 2019 African Games wrapped up its swimming competition tonight in Morocco, but not before several more meet records bit the dust.
The 2019 African Games’ swimming competition kicked off with 20-year-old Erin Gallagher not wasting any time making her mark on the competition.
The South African women set a new Continental Record in the 400 freestyle relay on the opening day of the 2019 World Championships.