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South Africa at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships

South Africa competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia from 24 July to 9 August 2015.

South Africa at the
2015 World Aquatics Championships
Flag of South Africa.svg
FINA code RSA
NF Swimming South Africa
Website www.swimsa.co.za
in Kazan, Russia
Competitors 43 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 3 0 5
World Aquatics Championships appearances

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Ho, ChadChad Ho Open water swimming Men's 5 km July 25
  Gold le Clos, ChadChad le Clos Swimming Men's 100 m butterfly August 8
  Silver van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke August 3
  Silver van der Burgh, CameronCameron van der Burgh Swimming Men's 50 m breaststroke August 5
  Silver le Clos, ChadChad le Clos Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly August 5

DivingEdit

South African divers qualified for the individual spots and the synchronized teams at the World Championships.[1]

Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Micaela Bouter 1 m springboard 227.50 22 N/A Did not advance
Julia Vincent 229.15 21 N/A Did not advance
Micaela Bouter 3 m springboard 258.30 27 Did not advance
Julia Vincent 238.95 33 Did not advance
Jaimee Gundry 10 m platform 245.60 34 Did not advance
Nicola Gillis
Julia Vincent
3 m synchronized springboard 237.93 15 N/A Did not advance

Open water swimmingEdit

South Africa has fielded a team of six swimmers to compete in the open water marathon.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Chad Ho 5 km 55:17.6  
10 km 1:50:47.9 19
Daniel Marais 10 km Did not finish
Nicolaos Manoussakis 5 km 55:26.5 16
25 km 5:20:47.2 23
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Carmen Le Roux 5 km 1:04:06.3 27
10 km 2:06:37.5 41
Clarice Le Roux 5 km 1:05:50.8 32
Michelle Weber 10 km 1:59:28.7 19
Mixed
Athlete Event Time Rank
Chad Ho
Daniel Marais
Michelle Weber
Team 1:00:31.2 18

SwimmingEdit

South African swimmers have achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard entry time, and 1 at the B-standard):[3]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Myles Brown 200 m freestyle 1:47.48 15 Q 1:47.55 12 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:48.86 18 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:04.47 28 N/A Did not advance
Chad le Clos 200 m freestyle 1:47.17 12 Q 1:46.10 4 Q 1:46.53 6
50 m butterfly 23.45 8 Q 23.49 14 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 51.83 8 Q 51.11 3 Q 50.56 AF  
200 m butterfly 1:56.92 =14 Q 1:54.50 2 Q 1:53.68  
Sebastien Rousseau 200 m butterfly 1:56.29 11 Q 1:56.96 13 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:20.16 21 N/A Did not advance
Ayrton Sweeney 200 m breaststroke 2:14.98 33 Did not advance
Cameron van der Burgh 50 m breaststroke 26.62 WR 1 Q 26.74 2 Q 26.66  
100 m breaststroke 58.59 2 Q 58.49 2 Q 58.59  
200 m breaststroke 2:12.37 21 Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

South Africa has qualified three synchronized swimmers in the following events.[1]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Kerry Norden Solo technical routine 61.7306 34 Did not advance
Solo free routine 65.6667 27 Did not advance
Emma Manners-Wood
Laura Strugnell
Duet technical routine 65.3539 37 Did not advance
Duet free routine 66.0000 =35 Did not advance

Water poloEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Team roster
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 3 3 0 0 52 13 +39 6 Advanced to quarterfinals
2   Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 34 24 +10 4 Advanced to playoffs
3   South Africa 3 1 0 2 17 37 −20 2
4   Argentina 3 0 0 3 17 46 −29 0
Source: SportResult.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
27 July 2015
13:30
Report South Africa   10–6   Argentina Kazan
Attendance: 913
Referees:
Masoud Rezvani (IRI), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 1–2, 1–1, 2–1
E. Le Roux, P. Le Roux 3 Goals Yañez 3

29 July 2015
12:10
Report South Africa   4–17   Hungary Kazan
Attendance: 1,127
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Peter de Jong (NED)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 0–3, 2–4, 1–5
Molyneux 2 Goals Dén. Varga 5

31 July 2015
09:30
Report South Africa   3–14   Kazakhstan Kazan
Attendance: 884
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 1–3, 1–5, 1–2
three players 1 Goals Axenov 5
Playoffs
2 August 2015
20:10
Report South Africa   1–17   Australia Kazan
Attendance: 213
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 0–6, 0–2, 0–4
E. Le Roux 1 Goals Younger 4
9th–12th place semifinals
4 August 2015
13:30
Report Brazil   16–5   South Africa Kazan
Attendance: 213
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), Hatem Gaber (EGY)
Score by quarters: 7–3, 2–2, 3–0, 4–0
Vrlic 5 Goals five players 1
Eleventh place game
6 August 2015
10:50
Report Kazakhstan   11–7   South Africa Kazan
Attendance: 450
Referees:
Fabio Toffoli (BRA), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 1–2, 2–1, 4–2
Axenov 7 Goals P. Le Roux 3

Women's tournamentEdit

Team roster
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 3 0 0 35 14 +21 6 Advanced to quarterfinals
2   Netherlands 3 2 0 1 38 18 +20 4 Advanced to playoffs
3   Greece 3 1 0 2 36 22 +14 2
4   South Africa 3 0 0 3 6 61 −55 0
Source: SportResult.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
26 July 2015
13:30
Report South Africa   1–22   Netherlands Kazan
Attendance: 1,049
Referees:
German Moller (ARG), Ursula Wengenroth (SUI)
Score by quarters: 1–6, 0–5, 0–3, 0–8
Versfeld 1 Goals Klaassen 6

28 July 2015
10:50
Report Australia   19–1   South Africa Kazan
Attendance: 456
Referees:
Anne Grandin (FRA), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 6–0, 3–1, 7–0, 3–0
Southern 5 Goals Versfeld 1

30 July 2015
21:30
Report South Africa   4–20   Greece Kazan
Attendance: 130
Referees:
Anne Grandin (FRA), Ni Shi Wei (CHN)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 1–6, 1–4, 1–5
Versfeld, White 2 Goals Asimaki 5
13th–16th place semifinals
1 August 2015
10:50
Report New Zealand   11–3   South Africa Kazan
Attendance: 1,357
Referees:
Anne Grandin (FRA), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 2–0, 4–3, 3–0
Myles 3 Goals three players 1
15th place game
3 August 2015
09:30
Report South Africa   7–15   Japan Kazan
Attendance: 329
Referees:
Peter de Jong (NED), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 0–2, 3–8, 4–3
White 2 Goals Nakano 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "South African team to Kazan announced". ZwemZa. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Race, Loretta (21 July 2015). "South Africa Sending Just Five Swimmers to 2015 Worlds". SwimSwam.com. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kazan 2015 (Swimming) – Qualifying Procedures". FINA. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 

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