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 actually amazing for us.

“We were up the whole game and slowed down towards the end but we are happy with a draw” concluded Le Roux.

Le Roux also scored one of the goals, with the rest coming from Timothy Rezelman (two), Jason Evezard (two), Nicholas Rodda (two) and Dylan Cronje (one).

New Zealand got their goals through Matthew Small (two), Matthew Lewis (one), Ryan Pike (one), Nicholas Stankovich (one), Anton Sunde (one), Sean Bryant (one) and Matthew Bryant (one).

 

In the women’s 5km Open Water race, Michelle Weber finished 32nd with a time of 59:54.6, ahead of team-mate Robyn Kinghorn, who ended in 42nd place in 1:01:50.0.

Weber and Kinghorn, as well as Chad Ho and Danie Marais will feature in their final Open Water event of the competition tomorrow, the Mixed 5km Relay.

Laura Strugnell, Faith Adonis, Courtney Musson, Nadine Vaarland, Emma Manners-Wood, Nina Smith, Tayla-Jade van Huyssteen and Sarah Williams finished the Artistic Swimming’s Team Free Preliminaries in 26th place with 67.1333 points.

Tomorrow’s programme will also see Strugnell, Manners-Wood, Adonis, Musson, Shannon Whyte, Vaarland, Sabrina Otto, Chloe Dundas-Starr, Smith, Giulia Torino, Van Huyssteen and Williams in the Artistic Swimming’s Free Combination Preliminaries.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Swimming South Africa

011 404 2480

Swimming South Africa is the governing body of aquatics in South Africa.

Its objective is to encourage the practice of aquatic disciplines for all in South Africa with the purpose of promoting swimming as a life skill through Learn To Swim programmes; providing healthy exercise to South Africans of all ages and races; recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in the various competitions; and promoting competition and athlete development to the highest level. Swimming South Africa is kindly supported by SASCOC, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Arena, Sport & Recreation SA and Rand Water.

Please visit www.swimsa.org for further information and news regarding Swimming South Africa.

Related Posts

27 Mar 2019 Fill

Hangzhou 2018 social media report: Instagram sees biggest

Hangzhou 2018 social media report: Instagram sees biggest growthRead More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Men’s Water polo World Cup September 11-16, 2018 Berlin (GER)

A lot to learn Africa was represented by a South African team playing in Group A. They have lost ...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Women’s Water polo World Cup September 4-8, 2018 Surgut (RUS)

The previous edition in 2014 was also hosted by Russia. The South African team finished 7th after be...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Men’s Youth Water Polo Championships August 11-18, 2018 Szombathely (HUN)

A significant progress The Egyptians and South Africans had an encouraging performance and were r...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships August 27- September 12, 2018 Belgrade (SRB)

Even if the young South African women’s team managed to stay at the 14th place between the 201...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Men`s Water Polo World Cup September 11-16, 2018 Berlin (GER)

Beaucoup à apprendre L`Afrique était représentée par la sélect...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Women`s Water Polo World Cup September 4-8, 2018 Surgut (RUS

Lors de la précédente édition 2014 disputée également en Russie ....Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Men`s Youth Water Polo Championships August 11-18, 2018 Szombathely (HUN)

Des Progrès sensibles Une encourageante  prestation à mettre à l`actif ...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Women`s Youth Water Polo Championships August 27-Sepember 02, 18 Belgrade (SRB)

Meme si le jeune sélection féminine sud africaine s`est maintenu au 14eme rang entre l...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Men’s Water polo World Cup September 11-16, 2018 Berlin (GER)

A lot to learn Africa was represented by a South African team playing in Group A. They have lost ...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Women’s Water polo World Cup September 4-8, 2018 Surgut (RUS)

The previous edition in 2014 was also hosted by Russia. The South African team finished 7th after be...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Men’s Youth Water Polo Championships August 11-18, 2018 Szombathely (HUN)

A significant progress The Egyptians and South Africans had an encouraging performance and were r...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships August 27- September 12, 2018 Belgrade (SRB)

Even if the young South African women’s team managed to stay at the 14th place between the 201...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Men`s Water Polo World Cup September 11-16, 2018 Berlin (GER)

Beaucoup à apprendre L`Afrique était représentée par la sélect...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Women`s Water Polo World Cup September 4-8, 2018 Surgut (RUS)

Lors de la précédente édition 2014 disputée également en Russie ....Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Men`s Youth Water Polo Championships August 11-18, 2018 Szombathely (HUN)

Des Progrès sensibles Une encourageante  prestation à mettre à l`actif ...Read More

09 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Women`s Youth Water Polo Championships August 27-Sepember 02, 18 Belgrade (SRB)

Meme si le jeune sélection féminine sud africaine s`est maintenu au 14eme rang entre l...Read More

12 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA Women’s Water Polo World Cup September 4-8, 2018 Surgut (RUS).

A lot to learn Africa was represented by a South African team playing in Group A. They have lost ag...Read More

12 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Men’s Youth Water Polo Championships August 11-18, 2018 Szombathely (HUN)

The Egyptians and South Africans had an en-couraging performance and were ranked 13th and 15th out o...Read More

12 Apr 2019 Fill

FINA World Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships August 27- September 12, 2018.

Even if the young South African women’s team managed to stay at the 14th place between the 201...Read More

15 Jul 2019 Fill

Gwangju, Sunday, 14th July 2019 - The South African women’s Water Polo team was overcome by the more experienced Netherlands side

The South African women’s Water Polo team was overcome by the more experienced Netherlands sid...Read More

17 Jul 2019 Fill

Day 03 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Monday, 15th July 2019  - The South African men’s Water Polo team got ...Read More

17 Jul 2019 Fill

Day 04 of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, Tuesday, 16th July 2019  - New Zealand was too strong for the South African ...Read More

18 Jul 2019 Fill

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 competitio...Read More

19 Jul 2019 Fill

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...Read More

10 Oct 2019 Fill

Zimbabwean Water Polo team debut at the Fina Challengers Cup

The 2019 FINA Water Polo Challenger's Cup (previously known as the FINA World Water Polo De...Read More

14 Oct 2019 Fill

Zimbabwe claim 9th place in playoffs

The Zimbabweanwater polo team claimed 9th place in the 9th - 10th playoffs at the World Challengers ...Read More