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.
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.
RSA’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett qualified top 4 into the women’s 200 breast final. The last RSA OLY champ in the pool was in Atlanta 1996.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sates, de 17 años, concluyó con estilo su campaña en el Campeonato Sudafricano de Piscina Corta 2020, agregando otro oro a su gran botín.
17-year-old Matt Sates impressed across several events at these 2020 South African Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg.
El firmante de la Universidad de Georgia, Matt Sates, fue una fuerza a tener en cuenta en los eventos de 100 libre, 100 estilos y 50 mariposa esta noche.
A partir de la ausencia de Chad le Clos, podríamos ver a talentos jóvenes como Matthew Sates o Ethan du Preez luchar por lo más alto.
Swimming South Africa has revealed its National Team selections for the 2020/21 season, based on world rankings and medal potential.