van Niekerk wins bronze medal at FINA World Championships

June 27, 2022
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June 27, 2022 Admin

van Niekerk wins bronze medal at FINA World Championships

18 year old Lara van Niekerk, in her first major senior meet, delivered an outstanding performance in the 50m Breaststroke at the FINA Aquatics World Championships in Budapest this weekend. Almost breaking her South African record in the heats, in the final she held her nerve, finishing in the bronze medal position. This performance also earned her the 12th best performance by a female swimmer at the Championships.

Matthew Sates, having battled with illness leading up the the Championships, also earned a spot in his first senior championships final when he finished 8th in the 200 Individual Medley.