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Schoeman Dashes Past World S/C Cuts

Aug 18, 2012

On the third day of the South African National Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg, Roland Schoeman drove a horse and cart through four standards required to race at the world s/c championships in Turkey in December. 

In the 100m freestyle he clocked 46.50 to beat Darian Townsend, also inside target on 47.17, then in the 50m freestyle semi-final clocked 21.57, before 27.10 in the 50m breaststroke semi-final and then silver in the 100m medley in 53.62 on 52.92. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Cameron van der Burgh sped to the final of the 50m breaststroke in 26.84.

The FINA World Short Course Championships will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 12 “ 16 December 2012.

The RSA team so far:

  • Chad le Clos - 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly (SF)
  • Darian Townsend - 200m freestyle, 100m individual medley, 100m freestyle (SF)
  • Jessica Pengelly - 400m individual medley, 800m freestyle
  • Kathryn Meaklim - 400m individual medley 
  • Darren Murray - 100m backstroke, 50m backstroke (SF), 100m individual medley
  • Roland Schoeman - 50m butterfly, 100m individual medley, 50m breaststroke (SF), 50m freestyle (SF)
  • Karin Prinsloo - 100m Backstroke (SF)
  • Jessica Ashley Cooper - 100m Backstroke (SF), 50m backstroke (SF)
  • Neil Versfeld - 100m breaststroke, Neil Versfeld (SF)
  • Leith Shankland - 100m individual medley
  • Marne Erasmus - 100m butterfly (SF)
  • Cameron van der Burgh - 50m breaststroke (SF)
  • Trudi Maree - 50m freestyle (SF)