Every South African a Swimmer

Day 08 of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan

Day 08 of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan
Kazan, Saturday, 1st August 2015 – The 16th FINA World Championships’ swimming programme gets under way tomorrow, Sunday (2nd August) where Chad le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and Myles Brown will be first in the pool for Mzansi.

Olympic gold medalists Le Clos and Van der Burgh will be striving for fast times when they kick off the competition in the 50m butterfly and the 100m breaststroke respectively, while Brown will be in action in the 400m freestyle.

Meanwhile, the women’s Water Polo team competed in the Championships today (Saturday) and lost 11 - 3 to New Zealand.
South Africa scored through Kieren Paley (one), Kimberley Kay (one) and Captain Kelsey White (one).
Jasmine Myles (three), Kirsten Hudson (two), Danielle Lewis (two), Liana Dance (one), Emma Stoneman (one), Miranda Chase (one) and Nicole Lewis (one) scored for New Zealand.
The SA ladies’ next match will be for 15th position against Japan on Monday (3rd August 2015).

In the 25km Open Water race, Nico Manoussakis finished 23rd with a time of 5:20:47.2.
On Sunday, the South African men’s Water Polo national side will play against Australia in the Elimination Rounds of the competition.

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