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Paralympic trio qualify
- Updated: April 17, 2012
Paralympian Tadhg Slattery as well as Hendrik van der Merwe and Challis Wright entrenched their names firmly in the minds of the national selectors as three speedsters dipped under the Paralympic A Qualifying mark in the 100m breaststroke in the heats on the second day of the SA National Aquatic Championships held at the Kings Park Aquatics Centre on Tuesday morning.
Tadhg Slattery and Hendrik van der Merwe took the 100m breaststroke SB5 category in 1:42.87 and 1:43.85, respectively, well ahead of the required 1:54.10.
Brazil’s Daniel Dias also posted an A qualifying time, clocking 1:40.79 in the SB4 class.
Challis Wright finished first in the SB14 100m breaststroke heats race in a Paralympic A Qualifying time of 1:15.89.
Women power was ever present in the 100m breaststroke heats as Yvonne Smith (SB14) clocked 1:34.08, just under the Paralympic requirement of 1:34.42, while Renette Bloem (SB11) and Marike Naude (SB13) touched the wall in 1:39.93 and 1:39.91.
The finals start at 18h00 on Tuesday evening.