Matt Sates continued his tear at these 2021 South African Short Course Championships, bringing his total number of titles to a remarkable 10.
These 2021 South African Short Course Swimming Championships may also be considered ‘The Matt Sates Show’, as the future Georgia Bulldog is wreaking havoc.
Close to 300 swimmers will be descending upon the GC Jolliffee Pool beginning tomorrow for the 2021 South African Short Course Championships.
Everything you need for a quick refresher on what went down over eight days of swimming in Tokyo’s Olympic Aquatics Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.