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The final day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London

The final day of the World Para Swimming Championships in London
London, Sunday, 15th September 2019 - The final day of the World Para Swimming Championships concluded with another African Record for Mzansi’s Christian Sadie.

In the final of the S7 50m freestyle, Sadie posted a new African Record of 29.10 to finish the event in 6th place, while the gold went to the Ukraine’s Andrii Trusov in a new World Record time of 27.07.

During day six of the competition yesterday, the 4 x 100m mixed freestyle relay team of Alani Ferreira, Hendri Herbst, Franco Smit and Cornelle Leach successfully qualified for the finals of the race and finished in 8th place with a time of 4:17.22, while Ferreira also participated in the heats of the SM13 100m butterfly where she managed a 6th place finish in 1:23.12.

Kabelo Zwane also took to the water yesterday in the S6 50m butterfly heats and finished 6th in 36.21.

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


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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.