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Trott races to SA record
- Updated: July 27, 2009
Rising star Wendy Trott, the 19-year-old South African law student, broke the African record in qualifying for the final of the women’s 1500m freestyle at the FINA World Championships in Rome on Monday.
Trott had competed in her first Olympics last year and showed that she has learnt from the experience by winning her heat in 16min 08.96, a full 2.1sec better than the previous continental record set in Durban in April. The Capetonian who is now studying in the United States, qualified sixth fastest overall and has already achieved part of what she set out to do for these World Championships: qualify for the final of both the 800m and 1500m freestyle.
Denmark’s Lotte Friis qualified fastest for the finalin 15:58.23.