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OPEN WATER calendar

WP/WC Aquatics Calendar: https://goo.gl/5HHsQp 1 Oct: Freshpak Fitness Festival https://goo.gl/3k0S0t 2 Oct: Benguela Cove Lagoon Swim https://goo.gl/MfmmGJ 12 Nov: Winelands Mile https://goo.gl/kf7EIz and www.calais.co.za 13 Nov: Brian Curtis Mile https://goo.gl/4oiyCl and https://goo.gl/BApBAu 13 Nov: Brandvlei Bandit https://goo.gl/eJAFNU and https://goo.gl/PYgRdj 4 Dec: Brandvlei Bandit https://goo.gl/IThVBK and https://goo.gl/6lPQMp 16 Dec: Reconciliation Day https://goo.gl/uB0vn1 20 Dec: Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge https://goo.gl/XWQn6k and https://goo.gl/7gfo0A 15 Jan: Atlantic Dash https://goo.gl/EEnj0A 22 Jan: Around the Rocks – Extreme https://goo.gl/EEnj0A 11 Feb:…

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PARALYMPICS: Kevin Paul wins Gold in SB9 100m Breaststroke

Team South Africa’s Paralympic medal chase is off to a golden start after swimmer Kevin Paul powered his way to breaststroke gold in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night. Paul, 25, won the SB9 100-metre event in 1min 04.86sec to win his second Paralympic gold medal after doing the same in Beijing eight years ago. In London four years ago, Paul had to settle for silver in his keynote event. Paul, formerly of Port Elizabeth…

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PARALYMICS: Team SA in Rio and pumped

Team SA in Rio and pumped for the Paralympics By Mark Etheridge Hard on the heels of a successful Olympic campaign, Team South Africa’s Paralympians have arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and look to be well settled in the Athletes’ Village. The team of 45 jetted into Rio via Sao Paulo and now have time to get their bearings in the village. Said swimmer Achmat Hassiem: ‘It’s absolutely amazing… I mean, right now we’re…

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2016 FINA World Cup – Chartres-Paris: All the VIDEOS

2016 FINA WORLD CUP: CHARTRES-PARIS FINA has posted race videos of most events from the Paris World Cup on its YouTube page. You can check them out below. Source: https://swimswam.com/watch-race-videos-fina-paris-chartes-world-cup/ Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th L’Odyssée – Chartres, France Prelims 3:30am EST/Finals 11:00am Short Course Meters (25m) pool Event website Schedule Entry list Live Timing Live Streaming – FINA Information Here are the two world record swims: Vlad Morozov – 100 IM In…

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OPEN WATER: Rio 2016 Women’s results – Olympics

Netherlands’ Sharon van Rouwendaal won Olympic gold in the women’s 10,000m open water swim, with Briton Keri-Anne Payne missing out on a medal. France’s Aurelie Muller had won silver but was disqualified at the finish line on Rio’s Copacabana Beach. A replay showed the world champion forcibly holding Italy’s Rachele Bruni down with her right arm while trying to touch the finishing board. Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto was upgraded to a bronze medal, with Payne seventh.…

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OLYMPICS: Age Analysis of Rio 2016 Swimming Finalists

29 August 2016, 10:24am Age Analysis of Rio Swimming Finalists: the Older the Better!  Commentary by Coach Rick Madge This is the second of a series involving analysis of Rio Olympics swimming stats.  In this one we look at the age statistics for Rio finalists. This analysis includes the ages for all 2012 and 2016 Olympic individual event finalists.  In addition, I’ll also compare these to the ages for 2016 Olympic Trial finalists from Canada,…

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PARALYMPIC HISTORY: SA Medallists London 2012

Medals by sport Sport Total Swimming 4 4 3 11 Athletics 4 7 6 17 Cycling 0 1 0 1 Total 8 12 9 29 The following South African competitors won medals at the games. Medal Name Sport Event Date  Gold Natalie du Toit Swimming Women’s 100 m butterfly S9 30 August  Gold Natalie du Toit Swimming Women’s 400 m freestyle S9 4 September  Gold Natalie du Toit Swimming Women’s 200 m individual medley SM9…

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OLYMPICS: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics – Medal Count

This is the table of the medal count of the 2016 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These rankings sort by the number of gold medals, earned by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC Country…

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