WATCH: Brad Tandy Win 50 Free, Qualify for Olympics at SA Trials


Video Courtesy: Wayne Riddin.

Original report below:

Men 50m Freestyle Final

American-based Brad Tandy was in his element as he secured his place on the Rio team with another 22,13 50m freestyle dash – dipping under the requisite 22,27  and equaling the time he achieved in his heat yesterday.

As Tandy emerged to take over that sprinting mantle from veteran Roland Schoeman, he acknowledged the role Schoeman has played in his development.

“Racing next to Roland was a privilege and I hoped I could pull him along. I enjoyed going to the Commonwealth Games with Roland in my first South African appearance and it will be sad to not have him in Rio.”

Douglas Erasmus and Schoeman were not able to match the early speed from Tandy as they raced it out to a 22,55 and 22,75 for the remaining medals.

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5 years ago

Congrats to brad! But seriously, was that race filmed on a potato?

BayArea Swim
Reply to  Jeahswim
5 years ago

I heard classic Nokia phones are still popular in some countries.

5 years ago

Anyone know why schoeman went to train at bama? I think the massive change in regime might have sealed his fate for these olympics

John N
Reply to  Frank
5 years ago

I’m being quite sad to say that but training on his own in Arizona he produced much better results than 22.7. Wonder if the Bama move ruined his Olympic hopes.

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