South Africa’s Pieter Coetze set three championship records in Lima, each erased by the speed and energy of Ksawery Masiuk of Poland in the 50m and 100m backstroke events. Coetze raced to a new championship record, winning the 200m backstroke event in 1:56.05 . In his final race of the championships, Coetze led off the 4x100m freestyle real, with the South African quartet earning silver.
"I was nervous because it’s the last day, and it was my last race, and my body is more than a bit fatigued,...Read More
Monday, 5 September 2022 – Pieter Coetze proved to be the star of the South African team at the World Junior Swimming Championships which came to an end in Lima, Peru on Sunday.
Fresh from his gold, silver and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the 18-year-old from Pretoria left the Peruvian capital with a haul of one gold, three silvers and a bronze medal.
The talented teen also set three championship records along the way.
Coetzé saved his best for last, claiming gold in the 200m backstroke on the ...Read More
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 – The South African junior open water team returned from the World Championships on Tuesday after a promising campaign in the Seychelles.
Connor Buck was the pick of the bunch, producing a top-10 finish in the men’s 10km event. The Durban swimmer was engaged in a battle for fourth place right to the end of the race, eventually finishing sixth in 1:59:07.60, with just a 10th of a second separating him from fifth place.
The title went to Hungary’s David Betlehem who put in a dominant performance ...Read More