24-year-od Tatjana Schoenmaker has become the first South African woman to win an Olympic swimming title since Penny Heyns in Atlanta 1996.
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.
With Michael Phelps on his second retirement, someone other than Phelps will be the Olympic champion in the men’s 200 IM for the first time since 2000.
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.
Phelps is the only swimmer that has been faster than Sates, a rising star in South Africa, in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 100 fly among 17-18 year-olds.
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 ha mancato il tempo limite di qualificazione olimpica nei 100 farfalla, ma potrà essere convocato poichè realizzato a Gwangju
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.
While some got close, no swimmers managed to hit the Olympic selection cut in their respective events on day 2 of South African Trials.
Schoenmaker’s 2:20.17 200 breaststroke was the only swim of the night to get under the South African Olympic selection criteria.
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.
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.
The 2nd and final South African Grand Prix kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, February 20th in Durban, with Tatjana Schoenmaker set to compete.