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Pietermaritzburg Olympian Matthew Sates picked up another national title in the 400m freestyle.
Pietermaritzburg Olympian Matthew Sates picked up another national title in the 400m freestyle.

Two of the youngest swimmers on South Africa’s Olympic team to Tokyo, Pietermaritzburg’s Matthew Sates and Pieter Coetzé, continued to fire up the competition on day three of the SA Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.

Sates (18) picked up another national title in the 400m freestyle, cruising to victory over nine-and-a-half seconds ahead of second-placed Danté Nortjé.

The Maritzburg swimmer’s time of 3:41,02 also saw him securing another A qualifying time for the World Short Course Championships in December, while Nortjé’s time of 3:50,63 was a B qualifier.

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