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More gold for Roland
- Updated: November 7, 2010
Roland Schoeman’s favourite colour is clearly gold.
That much is obvious after the South African swam to two more gold medals at the FINA/Arena World Cup series, this time at the final leg in Stockholm, Sweden.
Team South Africa netted two golds, a silver and a bronze medal on Saturday’s first day of the two-day competition.
Schoeman once again took the gold in the 50-metre breaststroke and the 50m butterfly.
He claimed the 50m breaststroke title in a time of 26.34 ahead of Sweden’s Jakob Dorch in 27.10 and Russia’s Stanislav Lakhtyukov in 27.12.
Then in the 50m butterfly, Schoeman raced to a golden 22.49 ahead of world record holder Steffen Deibler, who ended in 22.83. The bronze medal went to Sweden’s Lars Frolander in 23.27.
Neil Versfeld swam to the silver medal in the 200m breaststroke. He was in the lead until the 150m mark when Anton Lobanov’s fast turns took him ahead of Versfeld to touch the wall in 2:06.25. Versfeld followed a close second in 2:07.18 with Japan’s Daiya Seto in third (2:07.52).
Darian Townsend wrapped up South Africa’s medal haul with bronze in the 100m individual medley.
Townsend ended in 53.13 behind Russia’s Sergey Fesikov in 52.81 and Brazil’s Thiago Pereira in 52.93.
The last leg of the competition in wraps up tomorrow, following which the team returns back home.