- World Cup bronze for SA’s Zoonekynd
- Eagle-birdie finish helps Garcia to Challenge victory
- Olympian Ho and Twichell are Cape Mile champions
- Lawrie wins at Fancourt to grab a prestigous double
- Coetzee hangs in for share of the Pro-Am lead
- Garcia getting closer to another Tour title
- Toughest Dusi in years but Birkett and Solms triumph
- Zoonekynd eases into finals at Baku World Cup
- Solid Ahlers leads by two at Fancourt
- Garcia, Park lead as defending champ Pace lurks
Karin stars in Canet
- Updated: June 8, 2012
Karin Prinsloo celebrated her inclusion in Team South Africa for the Olympics later this year in record-breaking style the very same day, writes Mark Etheridge.
Prinsloo was included in the swimming squad of 16 announced at Olympic House on WednesdayÔÇª that evening she showed just why she got the nod from Swimming South African and the country’s Olympic governing body SASCOC.
She was taking part in the Mare Nostrum series, the second leg, in Canet, France: “I came fifth in the 200m freestyle with a 1min 58.67. It was another SA record and a personal best for me,” she told Road to London 2012.
The previous mark of 1:58.76 was set three years ago by Leone Verster.
The next night Prinsloo contested the 200m backstroke final. “I came third there and my time wasn’t great but I was really tired,” said the Pretoria based swimmer. Her time was 2:12.68 in a race won by Britain’s Lizzie Simmonds in 2:08.94.
Also in action were rising star Chad le Clos who swam a 1:55.46 in one of his two speciality events, the 200m butterfly. His time was the seventh fastest in the world this year but he’s already gone 1:55.30 previously this year. That win came on the back of his 200m IM win the previous day (2:01.14).
And there was a great double from Devon Brown in the long-haul events. He won the 1500m free in 15:27.67 after taking gold in the 400m on day one of the championships (3:53.86).
In the non-Olympic 50m breaststroke dash, our Giulio Zorzi, training partner of Cameron van der Burgh, clocked 27.88 to take second behind Brazil’s Felipe Liima (27.77).