SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SA OLYMPIC TRIALS)
- King Aquatic Park, Durban, South Africa
- Sunday, April 10th – Saturday, April 16th
- Prelims- 10:00 am local (4 am ET, 1 am PT), Finals- 6:30 pm local (12:30 pm ET, 9:30 am PT)
- Meet Announcement and Olympic Qualifying Times
- Live Results
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.