South Africa At The 2008 Summer Olympics - Swimming

Swimming

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jean Basson 200 m freestyle 1:46.31 2 Q 1:46.13 3 Q 1:45.97 4
400 m freestyle 3:52.90 30 Did not advance
William Diering 200 m breaststroke 2:10.39 AF 8 Q 2:10.21 12 Did not advance
George du Rand 100 m backstroke 54.90 22 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:58.62 AF 13 Q 1:58.61 AF 13 Did not advance
Lyndon Ferns 100 m freestyle 48.26 9 Q 48.00 7 Q 48.04 6
100 m butterfly 52.04 15 Q 52.18 14 Did not advance
Chad Ho 10 km open water 1:52:13.1 9
Gideon Louw 50 m freestyle 22.17 16 Q 21.97 12 Did not advance
Ryk Neethling 100 m freestyle 49.28 30 Did not advance
Hercules Troyden Prinsloo 1500 m freestyle 15:12.64 22 Did not advance
Roland Mark Schoeman 50 m freestyle 21.76 5 Q 21.74 5 Q 21.67 AF 7
Darian Townsend 200 m freestyle 1:48.08 21 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.22 10 Q 1:59.65 11 Did not advance
Cameron van der Burgh 100 m breaststroke 59.96 AF 5 Q 1:00.57 10 Did not advance
Neil Versfeld 200 m breaststroke 2:10.50 9 Q 2:10.06 AF 9 Did not advance
Gerhardus Zandberg 100 m backstroke 53.75 AF 5 Q 53.98 10 Did not advance
Riaan Schoeman 400 m individual medley 4:14.09 12 Did not advance
Lyndon Ferns
Ryk Neethling
Roland Schoeman
Darian Townsend
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:13.06 AF 6 Q 3:12.66 AF 7
Jean Basson
Sebastien Rousseau
Darian Townsend
Jan Venter
4×200 m freestyle relay 7:10.91 AF 8 Q 7:13.02 8
Lyndon Ferns
Darian Townsend
Cameron van der Burgh
Gerhardus Zandberg
4×100 m medley relay 3:34.16 AF 7 Q 3:33.70 AF 7
Women

Natalie du Toit, five time gold medallist at the Athens Paralympics in 2004, has qualified to compete, becoming the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympic Games in the 10 kilometre open water race. She finished in 16th place.

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Melissa Corfe 200 m freestyle 2:00.95 33 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:10.54 17 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:12.64 22 Did not advance
Natalie du Toit 10 km open water 2:00:49.9 16
Mandy Loots 100 m butterfly 58.61 AF 18 Did not advance
Kathryn Meaklim 200 m butterfly 2:09.41 16 Q 2:11.74 16 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:37.11 10 Did not advance
Jessica Pengelly 200 m individual medley 2:15.80 26 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:41.04 21 Did not advance
Lize-Mari Retief 50 m freestyle 25.44 26 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 55.17 21 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 58.20 AF 8 Q 58.63 12 Did not advance
Wendy Trott 400 m freestyle 4:08.38 AF 12 Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:26.21 AF 9 Did not advance
Suzaan van Biljon 100 m breaststroke 1:07.55 5 Q 1:09.56 16 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:25.51 9 Q 2:28.45 15 Did not advance
Melissa Corfe
Mandy Loots
Kathryn Meaklim
Wendy Trott
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:51.14 15 Did not advance
Melissa Corfe
Mandy Loots
Lize-Mari Retief
Suzaan van Biljon
4×100 m medley relay 4:04.20 12 Did not advance

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