Sunday, 10 November 2019 15:02


It was a slow day for the South African swimming team as the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup Series wrapped up in Doha.

Chad le Clos came close to a medal in the 200m freestyle final but had to settle for a 4th place finish in 1:48.76, with the gold in the event going to Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys in 1:45.50.

Le Clos, Douglas Erasmus and Clayton Jimmie swam in the heats session of the 50m butterfly and ended 12th, 15th and 18th in 24.38, 24.48 and 24.59, respectively.

In the 400m individual medley final, Ayrton Sweeney was 6th in 4:20.01 and earlier participated in the 200m breaststroke heats and concluded in an overall 10th position with a time of 2:17.21, while Emma Chelius finished 8th in the 100m freestyle final, clocking 56.31.