Every South African a Swimmer

Day 02 of the IPC Swimming World Championships

Day 02 of the IPC Swimming World Championships
Glasgow, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 – Kevin Paul added yet another Paralympic Qualification time to the South African swimming team list on the second day of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, United Kingdom, tonight.

The 24 year old raced to a 6th place finish in the SM10 200m individual medley with a Paralympic Qualification time of 2:15.73, just under two seconds from the required 2:17.20. The gold medal in the event was claimed by Ukraine’s Denys Dubrov in a European Record time of 2:11.94.

Swimming South Africa’s CEO, Shaun Adriaanse has commended the team for their perseverance and determination during the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships.
“We are happy with the team’s performance so far, as this competition is part of their preparation and sharpening for Rio 2016.
“Posting qualification times is important, which shows that the team is on track with their preparations in the build-up towards the Paralympic Games next year.” concluded Adriaanse.

In other results, Hendrik van der Merwe finished 12th in the morning heats of the SB5 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:49.11, while Emily Gray concluded the S9 100m freestyle race in 14th place with a time of 1:09.99. 

Tomorrow (third day) of the IPC Swimming World Championships will see Hendri Herbst in action in the S11 100m backstroke, as well as Kevin Paul and Gert van Heerden in the SB9 100m breaststroke, while Adri Visser will be competing in the S5 200m freestyle and Challis Wright in the S14 200m freestyle.

Paralympic Qualifying Times following Day 02:
• Hendri Herbst – 100m freestyle (S11)
• Beth Nothling – 50m backstroke (S5)
• Emily Gray – 100m backstroke (S9)
• Kevin Paul – 200m individual medley (SM10)

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