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De Villiers does the job and is through to 50m freestyle final in Texas
- Updated: August 19, 2015
By Mark Etheridge
Day two of the World Deaf Swimming Championship (WDSC) saw Peggy de Villiers going through to the 50-metre freestyle final in San Antonio, Texas.
She was the only one of three South African swimmers in action.
She ended second in her semi-final heat with a time of 27min 09sec and goes through to Wednesday’s final.
Said team manager Tadhg Slattery: ‘Peggy was fast this morning. Here movement and pull through the water looks very strong. She’s happy with her times and ready for that final. Her main opposition looks like being the Russian swimmers.’
Morning heats will see Cornell Loubser in the 200m butterfly while Mark Roach gets his first swim of the champs as he goes off in the 50m backstroke.
The team already have three medals, one gold and one bronze from De Villiers and another bronze from Loubser.
The championships wind up on Saturday.
The SA team’s participation at the Championships was made possible by funding from the NLTDF (National Lottery Trust Distribution Fund).