SA swimmers finish with two fourth places on final night of World Aquatics Championships

18 February 2024 – Lara van Niekerk and Pieter Coetzé came nail-bitingly close to adding to the South African medal tally at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Sunday night. Looking to add to his 200m backstroke bronze, Coetzé finished just off the podium in the 50m event. The 19-year-old clocked a time of 24.59 seconds for fourth place with Australian Isaac Cooper claiming the gold in 24.13 seconds, American Hunter Armstrong taking the silver in 24.33 and Poland’s Ksawery Masiuk the bronze in 24.44. &ld... Read More

Farida Osman Clinches Bronze Medal in World Championships

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman has secured the bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly event at the World Aquatics Championships held in Doha, Qatar. With a lightning-fast time of 25.67 seconds, Osman's electrifying performance has earned her a well-deserved spot on the podium, showcasing her prowess on the global stage. Osman, renowned for her exceptional speed and technique in the pool, demonstrated sheer excellence as she powered through the water with remarkable efficiency. Her precision i... Read More

Le Clos, Gallagher just miss podium as Coetzé and Van Niekerk book finals spots

17 February 2024 – Erin Gallagher came within a fingertip of a first World Championship medal in Doha on Saturday night, finishing just out of the medals in the 50m butterfly. Gallagher missed out on the bronze medal by just two hundredths of a second, finishing in fourth spot in 25.69 seconds with continental rival Farida Ousman of Egypt claiming bronze in 25.67 seconds. Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström took the gold in 24.63 and France’s Melanie Henique the silver in 25.44. Also missing out on a podium place was Chad ... Read More

South African Swimmer Pieter Coetze Secures Bronze at World Aquatics World Championships

In a remarkable display of talent and endurance, South African swimmer Pieter Coetze clinched the bronze medal in the highly competitive 200m backstroke event at the World Championships. Coetze's stellar performance not only showcased his individual prowess but also highlighted South Africa's presence in the global swimming arena. The World Championships, held in the vibrant city of Doha, Qatar, brought together elite swimmers from across the globe to compete for top honors. Among the contenders, Coetze emerged as a standout per... Read More

Coetzé storms to South Africa’s first world champs medal in Doha

16 February 2024 – A blisteringly quick final 50m in the 200m backstroke saw SA star Pieter Coetzé powering from eighth to third place to claim the country’s first medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Friday night. Swimming in lane eight, the 19-year-old reached the first turn in fifth but then dropped right back to last place by halfway and the 150m mark before making his move, out-touching American Jack Aikins at the finish to claim the bronze medal in a personal best time of 1 minute 55.99 seconds. Spain... Read More