Day 11 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 - Swimming sensation Tatjana Schoenmaker made a strong challenge for a podium place finishing sixth in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the 18th FINA World Long-Course Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Tuesday.   The 22-year-old Schoenmaker came up against a world-class field which included world record holder Lilly King of the United States and the former Russian world champion Yuliya Efimova.  Schoenmaker hit the wall in sixth place with a time of one minute, 06.60 s... Read More

Day 10 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Monday, 22nd July 2019  - South Africa’s golden girl in the pool Tatjana Schoenmaker qualified for her first final at the 18th FINA World Long-Course Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Monday.  Schoenmaker showed no sign of nerves finishing second in her 100m breaststroke semi-final with a time of 1:06.61. She touched second behind former Russian world champion Yuliya Efimova, who won the race in a time of 1:05.56 which was the fastest of the two semi-finals.    Schoenmaker s... Read More

Day 07 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Friday, 19th July 2019  - The South African men’s Water Polo team fell short as they were defeated by Hungary in the final group game of the tournament at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, today. Hungary claimed victory by 23 goals to 5. The SA team scored through two goals from Nardus Badenhorst as well as one goal each for Captain Etienne le Roux, Jason Evezard and Nicholas Rodda. Hungary netted through Gergo Zalanki (five), Krisztian Manhercz (three), Szilard Jansik (three)... Read More

Day 06 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Thursday, 18th July 2019  - The final pool game of the Water Polo competition saw the SA women’s side going down to the highly skilled team from the USA at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, today. The Mzansi side lost the match by 1 goal to 26. Chloe Meecham was on target for South Africa, while the USA scored through Madeline Musselman (five), Aria Fischer (four), Melissa Seidemann (three), Paige Hauschild (three), Stephanie Haralabidis (three), Kiley Neushul (three), Kaleigh Gi... Read More

Day 05 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Wednesday, 17th July 2019  - The South African men’s Water Polo team celebrated a well deserved draw, following their second match of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, today. After the team presented some strong opposition in many areas of the pool, the final score against New Zealand was 8-8. Etienne le Roux, Captain of the SA men’s Water Polo team had this to say after the match: “We are very happy and disappointed at the same time but a draw at the World Champs is ... Read More