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Day 5 of the Para World Swimming Championships in London

Day 5 of the Para World Swimming Championships in London
London, Saturday, 14th September 2019 - The records continued to tumble as Christian Sadie and Alani Ferreira both posted new African Records during the fifth day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London last night, Friday, 13th September 2019.

Sadie came very close to a medal when he finished the final of the SM7 200m individual medley in 4th place with an African Record time of 2:38.35, while the gold medal went to Colombia’s Carlos Serrano in a new Championship Record time of 2:31.11.

Alani Ferreira did not manage to qualify for the SM13 200m individual medley final but was more than happy with her new African Record, which she achieved during the morning heats, touching the wall seventh with a time of 2:49.15.

Paralypian Hendri Herbst took to the water in the final of the S11 100m freestyle where he finished in 8th place, clocking 1:03.12, while Franco Smit concluded his S12 100m freestyle heat in 5th position in 56.55.

The World Para Swimming Championships is held in the same venue as the London 2012 Paralympics and is a crucial qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Championships conclude tomorrow, 15th September 2019.


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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.