SWIMMING: Team SA in great form

2008-06-07 00:00

As the South African-based swimmers preparing for the Olympic Games take to the blocks to test themselves at the annual Mare Nostrum tournament in Europe over the next fortnight, the American-based swimmers have already shown their excellent form in the recent meets they have attended in the U.S.

Their individual races were also encouraging as Schoeman set a new meet record of 22,29 sec. to win the 50 m freestyle — breaking Aussie Eamon Sullivan’s record by 0,01 sec. Schoeman featured in the 100 m freestyle as well, but from the B-final after missing the A-final. The world champion won the B-final in 49,25 sec. — the fastest of the South Africans and just 0,1sec off top USA swimmer Michael Phelps.

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