Matt Sates continued his tear at these 2021 South African Short Course Championships, bringing his total number of titles to a remarkable 10.
Matt Sates, the 18-year-old bound for the Georgia Bulldogs this spring, did some damage tonight in the 100m fly in his native South Africa.
The 2021 South African Short Course Championships kicked off today in Pietermartizburg and already we have seen a national record bite the dust.
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.
Sates swam a 52.30 to take gold in the men’s 100 butterfly final, out-touching le Clos who was a 53.37 for the silver medal.
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.
On the 4th day of racing at South African Nationals, Schoenmaker rocketed to a 1:05.74 100 breaststroke to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
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.
Tatjana Schoenmaker ha stabilito il nuovo record continentale africano nei 100 metri rana femminili con il tempo di 1:05.74
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.
For the third consecutive year, South Africa’s Rocco Meiring of Tuks has earned the Swammy Award for African Coach of the Year.
The 2019 CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Tunis, Tunisia concluded on Saturday, September 14th, with South Africa coming out as the big winner.
Day 1 prelims of the 2019 World Junior Championships saw 2 meet records go down, courtesy of Hungary’s Gabor Zombori and Italy’s Thomas Ceccon.