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.
CANA Gran Prix. Durante il secondo giorno di finali Chad Le Clos conquista due ori mentre Matt Sates nuota il personale nei 50 farfalla
Matt Sates picked up a gold medal victory in the 200 IM after having hit the FINA A standard in the event during the prelims.
After missing the cut by 0.02 at South African Nationals, Sates cleared the FINA A and will likely become the newest addition to the country’s Olympic squad.
Chad le Clos ha mancato il tempo limite di qualificazione olimpica nei 100 farfalla, ma potrà essere convocato poichè realizzato a Gwangju
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.
Chad le Clos si spinge in una previsione sulle prossime Olimpiadi di Tokyo e punta su un oro per Tatjana Schoenmaker nella rana
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.
Olympian Chad Le Clos will not be racing at the South African Short Course Championships later this month, but plenty of young guns are ready to step up.
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Here’s your chance to familiarize yourself with the name of Ethan du Preez, the 16-year-old butterflier from South Africa.
200 fly standout Ethan du Preez tried the 100m sprint on for size, as Tatjana Schoenmaker was also in the water to close out Durban’s Grand Prix.