Schoeman, Le Clos into World Champs finals

Olympic swim stars Roland Schoeman and Chad le Clos shone in their respective semi-finals on the sixth day of the FINA World Championships at the Palau Sant Jordi Swimming... Read more

Olympic swim stars Roland Schoeman and Chad le Clos shone in their respective semi-finals on the sixth day of the FINA World Championships at the Palau Sant Jordi Swimming Pool in Barcelona on Friday night.

Qualifying for Saturday evening’s final in the 50-metre freestyle, Schoeman swam to his own 2008 African record time of 21.67 to conclude the semi-finals in seventh place.

Le Clos was fast off the block in the 100m butterfly semi-finals, grabbing the second place with a time of 51.52, just 0.04sec behind USA’s Ryan Lochte. The final for the event will be held tomorrow.

Karin Prinsloo’s time of 2:10.04 saw her finish in an overall 10th position in the 200m backstroke semi-finals.

In other results, Trudi Maree finished 32nd in the 50m butterfly morning heats session with a time of 27.40, while Kyna Pereira ended 28th in the 800m freestyle, clocking 8:54.10.

Saturday’s second last day of competition will see Gerhard Zandberg swim the 50m backstroke, Myles Brown the 1500m freestyle, Tara Nicholas the 50m breaststroke and Trudi Maree the 50m freestyle.

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