The final day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli  

Napoli, Wednesday, 10th July 2019  - The South African swimming team successfully concluded the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli with a total of five gold and one silver medal, as well as two new Championship Records. During the final day of swimming action, Tatjana Schoenmaker improved on her 50m breaststroke semi-final time of 31.50 to conclude the race in 4th place, clocking 31.14, just 0.01secs behind Australia’s Chelsea Hodges in 31.13. The gold was claimed by Brazil’s Jhennifer Alves in 30.73 and t... Read More

Universiade Day 6 results

MEDIA STATEMENT A silver for Michael Houlie during the sixth day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli   For immediate release                                                           Napoli, Tuesday, 9th July 2019  - Michae... Read More

Tayla Lovemore set a new record National Record for South Africa in the womens 50 fly

Tayla Lovemore set a new record National Record for South Africa in the womens 50 fly at the World University Games in Napoli, clocking a time of 26.25 winning gold  Skeeming 5 seconds off her national teammate Erin Gallagher's time of 26.30 set in April at the South Africans Championships. Whereas Tayla Lovemore set a tim of 26.51  Ai Soma of Japan was the runner-up in 26.38, and South Korean Soeun Jeong took bronze in 26.41. Jeong was the top seed coming out of the semi-finals in 26.50.  Read More

Two gold medals and a new Championship record on the fifth day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli

Napoli, Monday, 8th July 2019  - Tatjana Schoenmaker and Tayla Lovemore bagged their second gold medals, while Michael Houlie posted a new Championship record during the fifth day of the 30th Summer Universiade, taking place at the Scandone Swimming Pool in Napoli, Italy. Schoenmaker climbed to the top of the medal podium once again, this time in the 200m breaststroke, touching the wall in an impressive 2:22.92 ahead of the USA’s Emily Escobedo in 2:23.65 and Japan’s Kanako Watanabe in 2:24.18. SA’s Kaylene Corbett fin... Read More

Zane Waddell wins gold on the fourth day of the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli  

Napoli, Sunday, 7th July 2019  - Zane Waddell wins South Africa's third gold medal during the fourth day of the 30thSummer Universiade, taking place at the Scandone Swimming Pool in Napoli, Italy. After winning both the heats and the semi-finals of the 50m backstroke, Waddell was more than happy to share the gold medal with the USA's Justin Ress when they both touched the wall in 24.48, while the bronze medal went to Russia's Grigory Tarasevich in 24.94. Waddell also finished 22nd in the morning heats of th... Read More