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Swimmers star in Europe

London Olympics-bound swimmer Karin Prinsloo picked up the prize for fourth highest points of the Mare Nostrum swimming series in Europe this weekend, writes Mark Etheridge.

The final leg of the series was wrapped up in Monaco, Monte Carlo following meetings in Barcelona, Spain and Canet, France.

And fellow South African Giulio Zorzi, training partner of world record-holder breaststroker Cameron van der Burgh, got second place for three of the meetings.

In the final meeting in Monaco, rising star Chad le Clos took four first places in the finals that he contested.

The Youth Olympics and Commonwealth Games star saw his wins come in the 200m butterfly (one of his specialist events, 1:55.77), 200m Individual Medley (also a specialist event, 2:01.02,  the 400m IM (4:21.39) and the 100m butterfly (52.43).

Prinsloo took third spot in the 100m backstroke final in Monaco (1:00.95).

There were also winning Monaco moments for Zorzi in the 50m breaststroke final (27.93) and backstroker Darren Murray (200m, 2:00.28).

Kathryn Meaklim got two silvers, in the 400m IM (4:44.15) and 200m IM (2:16.02) while backstroker Charl Crous took third in the 100m backstroke final (55.67).

The South Africans now move on to Rome for their next meeting.