T. Schoenmaker Breaks Personal 50 BR Nationwide File (30.32) at 2021 RSA Nationals



The 2021 South African Nationwide Championships, which is able to function the nation’s main Olympic choice meet, kicked off at Newton Park in Gqeberha, South Africa. The night was charged with the adrenaline-boosted finals of the lads’s and girls’s 50 fly, 50 breast, and 50 again, that are non-Olympic occasions. In the course of the occasions have been the ladies’s 800 free and males’s 1500 free, that are Olympic occasions but didn’t produce any new Tokyo qualifiers.

Highlighting the session was 23-year-old Tatjana Schoenmaker within the girls’s 50 breast, who broke her personal South African nationwide document (NR) and African continental document with the successful time of 30.32. In the course of the AM prelims, Schoenmaker first dove underneath her former mark with a 30.42, shaving a tenth off her 30.52 NR from the 2020 NTS Championships this previous December. Schoenmaker is now the Twenty third-fastest occasion performer all-time in addition to transferring as much as No. 2 on the planet for the 2020-2021 season.

Putting second to Schoenmaker was 17-year-old Lara van Niekerk at 31.03. She presently holds the 17-year-old occasion RSA age document at 30.58, additionally from the 2020 NTS Championships, which ranks fifth on the planet this season.

2 Tatjana
RSA 30.32 04/07
3 Martina
ITA 30.44 12/18
3 Chelsea
AUS 30.44 12/18
5 Lara
van Niekerk
RSA 30.58 12/15

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Again in motion to win the lads’s 50 fly was 28-year-old veteran Chad le Clos, who received the occasion at 23.72. So as to rank among the many top-25 occasions on the planet this season, le Clos would have wanted to swim 23.68 or sooner. Nonetheless, le Clos is extra recognized for his occasion repertoire of the 100/200 free and 100/200 fly. Nailing second place behind the Olympic champion was 17-year-old Matt Sates, clocking in at 24.06. Putting third was 16-year-old Pieter Coetze at 24.14, which takes down the now-retired Zane Waddell‘s 2015 age document of 24.44.

In a while within the session, a trio of 18-year-olds positioned high three within the girls’s 50 again, all breaking 30 seconds. Successful the occasion was Olivia Nel (29.13), adopted by Rebecca Meder (29.44) and Kerryn Herbst (29.91). Nel’s successful time marks a brand new 18-year-old RSA age document, taking down Erin Gallagher‘s 2017 document of 29.16.

16-year-old Coetze then flipped over to win the lads’s 50 again at 25.02, which chopped a full second off his personal age document of 26.02 from the 2020 NTS Championships. In the course of the AM prelims, Coetze cruised to a then-personal better of 25.40. His successful time now ranks eighth on the planet this season, passing Aussie Mitch Larkin and Greek Apostolos Christou. Ending a second-and-a-half over to position runner-up was Ian Venter at 26.58 whereas Martin Binedell hit the wall third at 26.69.

2 Mewen
FRA 24.80 12/13
3 Michele
ITA 24.90 12/18
4 Shane
IRL 24.91 12/17
5 Yohann Ndoye
FRA 24.94 12/13
6 Junya
JPN 24.96 02/06
7 Michael
ISR 25.01 12/04
8 Pieter
RSA 25.02 04/07
9 Mitch
AUS 25.03 12/16
10 Apostolos
GRE 25.04 02/06

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Extra Evening One Highlights:

  • 22-year-old Erin Gallagher received the primary occasion of the meet, the ladies’s 50 fly, with a time of 26.50, dropping practically a full second from her prelims swim of 27.45. 20-year-old Inge Weidemann positioned second at 26.87 whereas 26-year-old Tayla Lovemore simply missed breaking the 27-barrier at 27.01.
  • Successful the space occasions on night time one have been 16-year-old Leigh McMorran within the girls’s 800 free (8:54.65), dropping seven seconds from her seed time, and 21-year-old Roberto Gomes within the males’s 1500 free (15:49.02).
  • Alaric Basson was the lads’s 50 breast champion at 28.09, touching forward of Jared Pike and Brenden Crawford, who tied for second place at 28.22.


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