Every South African a Swimmer

You are here: Home News Zane Waddell wins gold on the fourth day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli

Zane Waddell wins gold on the fourth day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli

Napoli, Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Zane Waddell wins South Africa’s third gold medal during the fourth day of the 30th Summer Universiade, taking place at the Scandone Swimming Pool in Napoli, Italy.
Zane Waddell wins gold on the fourth day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli

30th Summer Universiade 2019

After winning both the heats and the semi-finals of the 50m backstroke, Waddell was more than happy to share the gold medal with the USA’s Justin Ress when they both touched the wall in 24.48, while the bronze medal went to Russia’s Grigory Tarasevich in 24.94.

Waddell also finished 22nd in the morning heats of the 100m freestyle in 50.39 ahead of Eben Vorster, who concluded the event in 48th place in 51.93.

In the semi-finals of the 200m breaststroke, both Tatjana Schenmaker and Kaylene Corbett secured a spot in tomorrow’s final, with Schoenmaker finishing first in 2:23.89 and Corbett fourth in 2:25.57.

Tayla Lovemore also successfully qualified for tomorrow night’s final of the 100m butterfly after she topped the semi-finals in 58.57 ahead of Germany’s Lisa Hoepink in 58.93 and the USA’s Dakota Luther in 59.02.

In the morning heats session of the 800m freestyle, Brent Szurdoki and Joshua Dannhauser finished 15th and 17th in 8:10.10 and 8:13.57, respectively.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Swimming South Africa

011 404 2480

Swimming South Africa is the governing body of aquatics in South Africa.

Its objective is to encourage the practice of aquatic disciplines for all in South Africa with the purpose of promoting swimming as a life skill through Learn To Swim programmes; providing healthy exercise to South Africans of all ages and races; recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in the various competitions; and promoting competition and athlete development to the highest level. Swimming South Africa is kindly supported by SASCOC, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Arena, Sport & Recreation SA and Rand Water.

News

FINA World Cup Wrap - Berlin

Oct 14, 2019

The final day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London

Sep 15, 2019

The South African swimming team came out the clear winners of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships with a total of 78 medals

Sep 15, 2019

The South African swimming team claimed 20 additional medals during day 04 of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships

Sep 14, 2019