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Team SA swims its way to the finals

TAIPEI - Tatjana Schoenmaker, student from the University of Pretoria, qualified for the 100m breaststroke final. Schoenmaker finished second in the 100m breaststroke semi- final at the 29th Summer Universiade, Taipei.

Schoenmaker had to chase down World Champion Kanako of Japan in the back half. The pair were the only two who could swim under 1:08 in the semi-final. Schoenmaker who clocked a time of 1:07.77 was 0.06 seconds slower than her rival Watanabe who took the win in 1:07.71.

Schoemaker looked relaxed as she is facing a strong line-up on 22 August 2017, 19h56 (EST).

Devon Myles also qualified for the men’s 200m Freestyle final. The Olympian finished seventh in the second round of the semi-finals. Finishing in 1:48.25. Myles was 0.93 seconds behind the Russian winner Mikhail Vekovishchev.

The final will be on the 22 August 2017,19h51 (EST), where Myles will take to the battle-field against four time Olympic Gold Medalist, Kosuke Hagino from Japan for the gold medal.

South African team member Ruan Ras competed in the Men’s 200m Freestyle. Ras finished 32nd from 54 swimmers. In women’s breaststroke, Emily Visagie finished 27th from a total of 43 swimmers.

In Individual Medley Neil Fair finished 27th from a total of 49 swimmers, while team mate Emma Chelius finish 33rd from a total of 54 swimmers in the Women 100m Freestyle event.

Races for day 3 of 8, 22 August 2017:

Morning schedule

09h06 (EST)
Mens 200m Butterfly: BASSON Alard Dominic and BROWN Devon Myles Wil

09h26 (EST)
Women 200m Individual Medley: SCHOENMAKER Tatjana Renske and VISAGIE Emily Joyce

09h44 (EST)
Mens 200m Breaststroke: BASSON Alaric Bennedic

10h18 (EST)
Mens 50m Backstroke: FAIR Neil and JIMMIE Clayton Mark Br

The finals take place in the evening session.

Posted by Anje Bandenhorst on 22 Aug, 2017.
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