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Cameron, Roland in final
- Updated: December 18, 2010
Cameron van der Burgh and Roland Schoeman successfully qualified for the 50m breaststroke final on the second last day of the Fina World Short-Course Championships in Dubai on Saturday.
Van der Burgh completed in the second fastest time of 26.31 after he bettered the Championship Record in the morning heats with a time of 26.14. ┬áSchoeman came 7th with a time of 26.66 while┬áFelipe Silva was the fastest qualifier clocking a time of 26.22.
Chanelle van Wyk did well in the morning heats to qualify for the semi-final of the 50m backstroke, finishing in 11th place in the evening event with a time of 27.27.
ÔÇ£I am happy with my time and I have for the first time reached a semi-final at the World Championships, which is great. I only swam in Manchester at the previous short course, but did not make it through to the semi-finals. ┬áSo, yes this shows that I am improving,ÔÇØ she said.
In the 100m freestyle semi-final, Graeme Moore’s 47.01 was only three hundredths of a second away from qualifying for the finals but finished in 9th place behind Nathan Adrian of the USA in 8th place with 46.99.
┬áÔÇ£I am really sorry I missed it by so little, but I am still happy as this is the best time I have achieved in the 100m freestyle in short course,ÔÇØ said Moore.
Mandy Loots had a busy morning swimming two events. She finished 24th in the 100m butterfly in a time of 59.05 and 25th in the 200m individual medley in a time of 2:17.27.
Sunday sees the final day of thechampionships.