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Jan Venter

Jan Albert Venter (also Jasper Venter, born April 23, 1988 in Hartenbos, Western Cape) is a South African swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] Venter won a bronze medal, as a member of the South African team, in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.[2] He also helped his team to claim the title in the same relay distance at the 2011 All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, posting a meet record time of 7:33.63.[3]

Jan Venter
Personal information
Full name Jan Albert Venter
Nationality  South Africa
Born (1988-04-23) 23 April 1988 (age 29)
Hartenbos, Western Cape, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club TuksSport

Venter qualified as a member of the South African team for the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing third in the same distance from the national championships (1:50.60).[4][5] Teaming with Sebastien Rousseau, Darian Townsend, and Jean Basson, Venter swam the third leg with a split of 1:49.56, but the South Africans rounded out the final field to last place in 7:13.02.[6][7] Previously, they set an African standard of 7:10.91 from the preliminary heats.[8]

At the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, Venter helped out his South African team (Basson, Rousseau, and Townsend) to dip under a 7:10 barrier, and broke a new record of 7:08.01 in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jan Venter". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Matthew Cowdrey Sets ParaSport World Record During Day Three Finals". Swimming World Magazine. 6 October 2010. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "All Africa Games: Jason Dunford Flies to Victory, Kirsty Coventry Wins As Well". Swimming World Magazine. 7 September 2011. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "South African Championships: Jessica Pengelly Leads Record Bonanza". Swimming World Magazine. 6 April 2008. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff (7 April 2008). "SA swimmers sparkle in Games trials". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Final". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Lohn, John (12 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: U.S. Men Break 7:00 In Men's 800 Freestyle Relay". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Lohn, John (12 August 2008). "Olympics, Swimming: United States Shatters Olympic Record to Qualify First in 800 Freestyle Relay". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "SA relay record in Rome". SASCOC. 31 July 2009. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "2009 FINA World Championships (Rome, Italy) – Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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