Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Townsend faster than in the Olympics!

Wearing a blueseventy nero, Darian Townsend provided the biggest fireworks of the fourth night of long course swimming at the South African National Championships. He came through with an African record in the men's 200 IM.

Townsend clocked an African-record time in the men's 200 IM semi's with a time of 1:58.33. That effort smashed his standard of 1:59.22 set at the Beijing Olympics currently recognized by Swimming South Africa as the record. Townsend, however, does reportedly have a 1:57.88 to his credit from the KZN Provincial meet in December. Riaan Schoeman also cleared 2:00 with a second-seeded 1:59.94, while Chad Le Clos finished third in 2:01.83.

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