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Jul 23 19

Australia’s Clyde Lewis upstages Sun Yang of China at world swimming titles

by ZwemZa

Clyde Lewis (WWOS – Nine)

Australia’s Clyde Lewis has emerged as a surprise contender in the 200m freestyle at the world swimming titles in South Korea.

Known for his medley expertise, Lewis has remarkably upstaged world champion Sun Yang of China to emerge from lane one in the semi-finals as the top qualifier – and one of the fastest of all-time – for Tuesday’s 200m medal race at Gwangju.

He took almost a second off his person best to clock a stunning one minute, 44.90 seconds, ranking him in the 200m top 10 all-time list and second only in Australian history to the great Ian Thorpe.

“That was sick. I was out there in lane one by myself,” Lewis said.

Besides claiming a 400m IM Commonwealth Games gold last year, the unheralded Lewis’ biggest claim to fame to date had been his name’s unusual inspiration.

‘That was sick’

His father came up with the idea of Clyde after being a big fan of the orangutan sidekick of the same name in Eastwood’s Every Which Way But Loose comedy movie franchise.

However, Lewis is threatening to make a name for himself at the world titles after reversing his underwhelming heats form and sending a message by powering past Sun in the semis.

Remarkably Lewis, 21, only scraped into the 200m semis after qualifying 14th fastest for the 16-strong field.

Now Lewis is daring to dream of toppling 10-time world champion Sun in Tuesday’s 200m final.

“It’s big for me, but I have learned to compose myself over the last three years,” Lewis said.

Ecstasy and agony

“So I will let the emotions die down because (Tuesday night), that’s when it really counts.”

While there was ecstasy for Lewis, there was only agony for teammate Kyle Chalmers.

The Rio Olympic 100m freestyle champ failed to make the final cut, finishing a distant 13th in qualifying.

Chalmers is the Commonwealth 200m champion but he may yet ditch the event after his world titles disappointment, admitting he was weighing up the event ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

AAP

Jul 23 19

Mack Horton reprimanded by swimming world body over Sun snub

by ZwemZa

Mack Horton (The New Daily)

Swimming Australia and Mack Horton will receive an official warning from the sport’s world governing body, Fina, after the Olympic champion sensationally protested against controversial Chinese star Sun Yang’s 400m freestyle win at the world swimming titles.

Reaction to Horton’s gesture was furious in China.

The China Daily led the chorus of disapproval, saying: “Horton’s behaviour was not an insult to Chinese athletes, but an insult to himself.”

Vile messages have also inundated Horton’s Instagram page since Sun claimed the protest was disrespectful to China, with death threats directed at the Olympic champion, his family and his girlfriend.

Swimming Australia was confident Horton would escape sanction after refusing to shake hands with Sun and not joining his bitter rival on the podium on the titles’ opening night at Gwangju, South Korea, on Sunday.

But Fina released a statement on Monday night that confirmed not only Horton but also the national body would receive a warning letter despite Swimming Australia claiming it had no prior knowledge of his protest.

“The Fina executive met today in Gwangju to analyse the situation related with the men’s 400m free victory ceremony and has decided to send a warning letter to Swimming Australia and to Mack Horton,” the statement said.

“While Fina respects the principle of freedom of speech, it has to be conducted in the right context.

“As in all major sports organisations, our athletes and their entourages are aware of their responsibilities to respect Fina regulations and not use Fina events to make personal statements or gestures.

“The matter over which Mack Horton was allegedly protesting is currently under review by [the Court of Arbitration for Sport] and therefore it is not appropriate for Fina to prejudice this hearing by commenting further.”

Horton snubbed Sun, who served a 2014 doping ban, after the triple Olympic champion was allowed to compete ahead of the Cas hearing in September that may end the Chinese star’s career.

The 10-time world champion has been accused of smashing vials of his blood with a hammer during a clash last year with testers, and faces a lifetime ban if found guilty.

The chief executive of Swimming Australia, Leigh Russell, stood by the 23-year-old.

“Swimming Australia respects the position Mack Horton took during the medal ceremony and understands his sense of frustration,” she said in a statement.

Horton’s father said his son was not taking aim at China with his protest.

“I think Mack, like so many in the sport, would just like consistency in the approach to the testing regime,” he told 3AW radio.

“This is not about China. We have huge respect for China. This is about ensuring the systems and processes in the sport keep the sport clean.”

The American breaststroke champion Lilly King revealed the Australian received a standing ovation at the athletes’ village for refusing to acknowledge Sun on Sunday night.

“We were kind of waiting around for that awards ceremony to see what was going to happen and yeah it was awesome,” two-time Olympic gold medallist King said.

“When we walked into the dining hall, he walked in after us and like the whole dining hall erupted in applause so it was pretty great to see the athletes united on his stance and supporting him as well.

“I don’t think anyone at Fina’s going to stand up for the athletes, so the athletes have to stand up for themselves.”

Sun – who claimed a fourth straight 400m world title – wasn’t so impressed, saying Horton’s stance was disrespectful to China.

“It was unfortunate because disrespecting me is OK but disrespecting China was very unfortunate and I felt sorry about that,” he said.

The Australian team supported Horton’s stance but said they had no prior knowledge of the protest.

“That was his idea to do that. But let’s put it this way, I understand him very much,” Dolphins head coach Jacco Verhaeren said.

Teammate Mitch Larkin said “99%” of athletes at Gwangju backed Horton’s Sun snub.

“We are all fighting for a clean sport,” he said.

Horton’s bitter rivalry erupted at the Rio Olympics when he dismissed Sun as a “drug cheat” before upsetting the Chinese star to claim a shock 400m freestyle gold.

AAP

Jul 23 19

‘Never give up’: Swimmers send moving message to Japan’s Ikee

by ZwemZa

Rikako Ikee Photo: REUTERS file

Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom led a moving tribute to Rikako Ikee at the FINA World Championships on Monday, calling the Japanese star a “real fighter” in the face of her leukaemia diagnosis.

Sjostrom stood alongside Margaret MacNeil and Emma McKeon on the medal podium with a message of support for the Japanese swim queen, a major rival of all three, scrawled on their palms.

“Never give up, Rikako Ikee,” read the tribute, alongside two love hearts, as the three 100m butterfly medallists held their hands out to the camera.

“I hope really that she (Ikee) will battle this cancer. She is a real fighter and the real winner,” said Sjostrom.

The 25-year-old Swede had been looking to become the first female swimmer to win five gold medals in a single individual event but was forced to settle for silver after a stunning race by MacNeil.

But Ikee’s illness puts her disappointment into perspective, she said.

“What is swimming compared to what she is going through? I told myself that before my race: it doesn’t matter where I come because her battle is 50 times more than anyone else in this final,” she added.

“I really hope she will recover and come back and do what she loves. She loved swimming so much and I really think she will come back and fight this cancer.”

Canada’s MacNeil, who at 19 is the same age as Ikee, said she and Australia’s McKeon had been easily persuaded by Sjostrom’s idea to reach out to the Japanese star.

“She (Ikee) couldn’t be here with us today so we’re hoping that this will show we’re supporting her and we’re here if she needs anything,” she said.

Ikee, the poster girl for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was diagnosed with the cancer earlier this year and is receiving treatment in Tokyo.

The teenager shot to fame last year at the Asian Games when she secured a record six gold medals.

But she tweeted in February that she had been diagnosed with leukaemia after experiencing problems during a training camp in Australia.

She has since said that battling the disease has proved “thousands of times harder” than she expected.

The young star would have been a favourite to win 2020 Olympic gold in the 100 metres butterfly and a serious medal contender in the 200m freestyle in her home city.

Japanese media said the country’s main bone marrow bank was flooded with donation inquiries after Ikee reported her diagnosis.

Rikako Ikee

From left to right: Emma McKeon (Australia – bronze), Margaret MacNeil (Canda – gold), Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden – silver) – AFP

Jul 23 19

Tattoo twins Peaty and Dressel romp to world swim gold

by ZwemZa

Adam Peaty (Sky Sports)

Britain’s Adam Peaty completed a world treble in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke on Monday, while American Caeleb Dressel continued to feed his obsession for gold by romping to the 50m butterfly title.

Peaty completed what was deemed a formality after smashing his own breaststroke world record at the weekend in Gwangju, South Korea, clocking 57.14 seconds to win gold – although his forlorn expression on seeing his time told its own story.

“A little bit disappointed, but that will fuel me for next year,” said the Briton, who set a new world mark of 56.88 at the weekend, becoming the first swimmer to break 57 seconds.

“I know how bad I want to go near 56, even faster.”

The 24-year-old puffed out his cheeks and shook his head despite becoming the first male swimmer to capture three 100m breaststroke world titles.

Unbeaten in five years over the distance in major competitions, Peaty turned inside world record pace but ran out of steam. Behind him, fellow Briton James Wilby took silver in 58.46 and China’s Yan Zibei bronze in 58.63.

“At the Olympics next year I’ve got to be more patient instead of going crazy in the semi-finals,” said Peaty.

“I need to hold back the guns and let go in the final.”

Dressel, one of the few swimmers with more body ink than Peaty, swept to seven gold medals at the 2017 world championships in Budapest – 10 years after American great Michael Phelps became the first to do it.

The 22-year-old blazed to the 50m butterfly crown in a championship record of 22.35 seconds with Russian Oleg Kostin second (22.70) and Brazil’s Nicholas Santos third (22.79).

It gave him a second gold medal of the week after leading off the American 4x100m freestyle victory on day one.

“It was kind of a weird day – I woke up with a heart rate of 150,” said Dressel, who could potentially top his haul from 2017 this week.

“I went for a walk, read a book, watched videos of cars. But I’m in a better place than two years ago. If I try to be fast then I’m no good, so it’s better just to shut everything off and let instinct take over.”

Elsewhere, Canadian teen Margaret MacNeil stunned Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in the women’s 100m butterfly.

Sjostrom was looking to become the first female swimmer to win five gold medals in a single individual event, and the Olympic champion turned first – and five hundredths inside her own world record.

But MacNeil came roaring back over the last 25m to claim her first world title, touching in 55.83 with Sjostrom second in 56.22 and Australia’s Emma McKeon third.

“I didn’t expect that,” said the 19-year-old MacNeil.

“I’ve looked up to Sarah forever so it means the world.”

At the medal ceremony, the swimmers sent a message of support to Japanese rival Rikako Ikee, who was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year.

The trio wrote “Never give up, Rikako Ikee” and hearts on their hands, which they held up to photographers in a touching show of solidarity.

Hungary’s “iron lady” Katinka Hosszu sped to her fourth world title in the women’s 200m individual medley, her time of 2:07.53 more than a second faster the silver medallist Ye Shiwen of China.

“I just heard it hadn’t been before,” said Hosszu.

“That’s really cool, kind of special.”

AFP

Jul 23 19

Schoenmaker the shining light for Team SA

by ZwemZa

Tatjana Schoenmaker (Twitter)

Star breaststroker Tatjana Schoenmaker helped raise South African spirits on Day 2 of the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Monday.

After a slow start on Day 1 when no swimmer qualified for a semi-final, let alone final, Schoenmaker stormed her way into the women’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals after posting the fourth-fastest time in the heats.

Swimming out of Lane 3 in Heat 6, Schoenmaker, who celebrated her 22nd birthday earlier in the month, posted a time of 1:06.76.

That time proved to be the fourth-fastest overall behind American Lilly King’s 1:06.31.

Schoenmaker will swim out of Lane 5 in the first semi-final at 13:29 SA time on Monday.

Meanwhile, Christopher Reid narrowly missed out on qualification for the men’s 100m backstroke semi-finals when he posted the 19th-fastest time in the heats.

Reid’s time of 54.12 was 1.27 outside the quickest time of China Jiayu Xu (52.85).

Other South Africa’s in action in Monday’s heats were Mariella Venter in the women’s 100m backstroke. Venter recorded the 39th-quickest time of 1:02.95, a full 4.04 behind Canada’s Kylie Masse (58.91).

Eben Vorster took to the water in the men’s 200m freestyle, but finished well off the pace in 44th spot in a time of 1:51.70. Great Britain’s James Guy holds the fastest time of 1:46.18 heading into the semi-finals.

Jul 23 19

SA women’s water polo side thumped by Japan, end 14th

by ZwemZa

The South African women’s water polo side have finished 14th at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Playing Japan in the match to determine the 13th/14th-place finishers, South African were sounded thrashed 21-2.

The eight-minute quarters read 4-0, 4-1, 6-1 and 7-0.

SA found themselves in the match after group defeats to the Netherlands (33-0), New Zealand (17-4) and the USA (26-1).

Those losses saw SA play hosts South Korea in the ‘semi-finals’ of the 13th-16th bracket.

South Korea, who have endured a torrid time in the tournament, including a record 64-0 drubbing at the hands of Hungary, were no match for SA, losing 26-3.

The overall 14th-place result is SA’s best ever finish at a world championship having ended no better than 15th in their previous five appearances.

At the last world championships in 2017, the SA women’s side finished 16th – and last – in the tournament, scoring 20 goals in five matches and conceding 65.

In this year’s championship the SA women’s side scored 33 goals and conceded exactly 100 in their five matches.

The SA women’s team was thrown into turmoil in the weeks leading up to the tournament when coach Seri Harris was axed from her role.

Unbelievably, Harris, who was coaching voluntarily, only found out about her dismissal when the squad was announced – and her name wasn’t read out.

Meanwhile, the SA men’s water polo side will co-incidentally also face Japan in their ‘semi-final’ of the 9th-12th-place bracket on Tuesday, July 23 at 04:00 SA time.

Sport24

Jul 22 19

Mack Horton lauded by fellow swimmers after protesting Sun Yang’s win

by ZwemZa

Silver medalist Mack Horton of Australia, left, refuses to join gold medalist Sun Yang (NZHerald)

Australia’s Mack Horton received a standing ovation at the athletes’ village after protesting against controversial Chinese star Sun Yang’s 400m freestyle win at the world swimming titles. American breaststroke champion Lilly King revealed Horton was greeted with applause from fellow competitors when he returned from the pool after refusing to acknowledge Sun on Sunday night.

Olympic champion Horton did not shake hands with his bitter rival after being relegated to 400m silver by Sun and refused to join him on the podium on the titles’ opening night at Gwangju, South Korea. The controversy almost overshadowed a golden first night for Australia with Ariarne Titmus upsetting American great Katie Ledecky in the 400m freestyle and the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team triumphing.

Horton was unhappy that Sun, who served a 2014 doping ban, had been allowed to compete ahead of a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing in September that may end the Chinese star’s career. The 10-time world champion has been accused of smashing vials of his blood with a hammer during a clash last year with testers and faces a lifetime ban if found guilty.

“We were kind of waiting around for that awards ceremony to see what was going to happen and yeah it was awesome,” two-time Olympic gold medallist King said. “When we walked into the dining hall, he walked in after us and like the whole dining hall erupted in applause so it was pretty great to see the athletes united on his stance and supporting him as well. I don’t think anyone at FINA’s going to stand up for the athletes so the athletes have to stand up for themselves.”

Australian officials spoke with world body FINA on Sunday night and were assured Horton did not face any sanction over his protest. But Sun, who claimed a fourth straight 400m world title, said Horton’s stance was disrespectful to China. “It was unfortunate because disrespecting me is OK but disrespecting China was very unfortunate and I felt sorry about that,” he said.

The Australian team’s reaction to Horton’s protest will no doubt further infuriate Sun with the Dolphins throwing their support behind the 23-year-old. “That was his idea to do that. But let’s put it this way, I understand him very much,” Dolphins head coach Jacco Verhaeren said of the protest. “He has been very strong and vocal about this in the past … you can only respect him for what he does.”

Teammate Mitch Larkin said “99 per cent” of athletes at Gwangju backed Horton’s Sun snub. “I think 100% of the Aussie athletes certainly back Mack up. While he was standing alone on the podium last night he’s not standing alone in spirit,” he said. “I would say 99% of the athletes here support what he does. We are all fighting for a clean sport.”

The controversy has added another chapter to Horton’s bitter rivalry with Sun. It began when Horton dismissed Sun as a “drug cheat” at the Rio Olympics, prompting the Chinese swimming team to demand an official apology. Their feud escalated after Horton upset Sun to claim a shock 400m freestyle gold at the 2016 Games.

Meanwhile, Titmus became the first Australian woman to claim the world 400m title since Tracey Wickham in 1978 after pulling off an upset victory that snapped Ledecky’s staggering winning streak.

Titmus clocked a Commonwealth record three minutes, 58.76 seconds on the opening night of the eight-day world titles in Gwangju, South Korea, on Sunday to upstage the once untouchable Ledecky.

The American had not been beaten in 400m, 800m or 1500m freestyle at a major international meet since 2012 until the 18-year-old pulled off one of the great upsets. Yet Titmus’ hard marking coach Dean Boxall still found fault with the landmark swim.

“I think she could have executed it a little bit better. It was a good swim, of course … but it could have been better,” he said. “I thought she nearly missed an opportunity there.”

Still, Titmus was confident she had done enough for Ledecky to take her seriously as a threat ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ledecky had refused to speak specifically about Titmus ahead of the titles despite the world No 2 ranked teenager’s impressive form, stonewalling reporters by claiming “everyone was a threat”.

Titmus reckoned that may now have changed. “Now hopefully she is excited that she now has a battle with me,” Titmus said. However, Boxall warned Titmus’ win may come at a price. He believed a “pissed off” Ledecky would now be out for vengeance in her other two events in South Korea against Titmus – the 200m and 800m freestyle.

AAP

Jul 22 19

I’ve evolved so much, says Peaty after smashing magical 57 seconds

by ZwemZa

Adam Peaty celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games Photo: AP Photo/Michael Sohn

The Olympic champion stormed home to win his semi-final in a time of 56.88 seconds, becoming the first swimmer to break 57 seconds and eclipsing his previous mark by just over two tenths.

“There’s no other word except for incredible. I’ve been chasing that for three years now,” said the 24-year-old.

“Ever since I touched that wall in Rio, I knew I could go faster,” he added. 

“It always comes down to where and when you do it and what kind of season you’ve had.”

“(In the final) hopefully we can go a little faster. It’s still the semi-final. It’d be embarrassing not to come away with the world title but you know I don’t think like that.”

Peaty has not been beaten for five years over 100 metres breaststroke in major competition and he never looked in any danger in the second men’s semi-final on day one in Gwangju.

The tattooed pin-up, chasing a hat-trick of world doubles in the 50m and 100m, went out strong, turning 0.12 inside world record pace as fellow Briton James Wilby struggled to keep up.

Peaty punched the air after the roar of the crowd told him he had finally broken the magical 57-second barrier.

“I said I wasn’t going to chase 56,” he said. “I’d let it come to me and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“I’ve learnt that the most important asset is my mental health. If I’m chasing 56, it’s unhealthy.”

But Peaty insisted his main focus was on Monday’s final.

“The process in my head is tomorrow anyone can beat me,” he said.

“I think that’s the place you’ve got to be, because if I go into that race thinking I’m the world record holder I won’t be achieving the best possible version of myself,” he added.

“I’ve come here to win a world title and that’s still my main focus, so this was just a bonus and I’ll use this energy tomorrow.”

Wilby and Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki finished two seconds behind the peerless Peaty in an almost embarrassingly lopsided race.

China’s Yan Zibei won the first semi-final in 58.67 to qualify second behind Peaty for the final.

Title holder Peaty will also battle it out for the 50m breaststroke crown later in the week.

“I think I’ve evolved so much in these last three years,” he said.

“I’m not an angry teenager anymore.”

AFP

Jul 22 19

Tough Day 1 heats in the pool for Team SA

by ZwemZa

Rebecca Meder Women 1500 LC Meter Freestyle during the 2017 South Africa National Aquatic Championships at the Kings Park Aquatic Centre, South Africa on 05 April 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The South African swimming team at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea endured a tough start to their campaign in Day 1’s heats.

Not a single swimmer in action managed to threaten a semi-final spot – let alone book a final appearance.

In the first event, the women’s 200m IM, Rebecca Meder finished 22nd-fastest in a time of 2:15.96, which was a full 8.94 seconds off the quickest time posted by Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu of 2:07.02.

SA had no entrants in the following event, the men’s 400m freestyle.

True to form, Swedish star Sarah Sjöström posted the fastest time in the women’s 100m butterfly, touching the wall in a quick 56.45. South Africa’s Erin Gallagher, who entered the event with the 12th-quickest time of 57.67, was well below her best, stopping the clock in the 23rd-best time of 59.21.

SA swimming star Clad le Clos scratched from the men’s 50m butterfly, leaving compatriot Ryan Coetzee as the country’s sole entrant. Unfortunately for Coetzee, he could only muster the 36th-best time of 24.13, well behind the joint-quickest time (22.84) posted by American Caeleb Dressel and Ukraine’s Andrii Govolov.

In the fifth event of the opening day, 17-year-old up-and-coming star Dune Coetzee took to the starting blocks in the women’s 400m freestyle. She finished in the 23rd-best time of 4:14.39 which wound up a full 12.55 seconds behind the quickest time posted by American superstar Katie Ledecky.

In the final individual heat of Day 1, the men’s 100m breaststroke, South Africa’s Michael Houlie posted the joint-29th quickest time of 1:01.18, a distant 3.59 behind Great Britain’s Adam Peaty who stormed to an impressive 57.59.

Concluding the opening session’s heats were the 4x100m freestyle relays.

South Africa’s women’s quartet of Erin Gallagher, Tayla Lovemore, Emma Chelius and Rebecca Meder set a new Africa record, but still finished stone last in the 18-country relay which was dominated by a stacked Australian foursome.

The SA men scratched from their relay.

Day 1’s finals due to start on Sunday at 13:00 (SA time).

South African swimming team in Gwangju:

Men

Alaric Basson, Ayrton Sweeney, Bradley Tandy, Chad le Clos, Christopher Reid, Eben Vorster, Michael Houlie, Ryan Coetzee, Zane Waddell

Women

Dune Coetzee, Emma Chelius, Erin Gallagher, Kaylene Corbett, Mariella Venter, Nathania van Niekerk, Rebecca Meder, Tatjana Schoenmaker, Tayla Lovemore

Sport24

Jul 21 19

Day 4 Men’s Water Polo: Australia shoots out Montenegro

by ZwemZa

Australia survived a penalty shootout against Montenegro 13-11 to be the first second-round team to make Tuesday’s quarterfinals on the fourth day of the FINA World Championships men’s water polo tournament at the Nambu University Grounds in Gwangju.

Australia was the first through to the quarterfinals with a thrilling 13-11 penalty shootout victory over perennial top-eight nation Montenegro. The lead changed twice with Montenegro forcing the shootout, which the Aussie Sharks converted 4-2 to book a clash with Hungary. Montenegro is consigned to the round 9-12, something it has done only once as a new nation — back in Rome 2004.

Greece was next across the line with an 11-9 margin over United States of America after the match was tied at one, four, six, seven and eight by the final break.Greece held it together, going 10-8 ahead and on to the win, gaining a clash with Italy in the quarters.

Spain had to play relentlessly to shake Japan off its back at halftime, winning the second half 10-3 to advance to a matchup with Olympic champion Serbia. Spain won 15-9 and Japan suffered through a bleeding nose of Keigo Okawa, which made a difference to the attack. Japan will face Montenegro in the round 9-12.

Germany grasped the final berth and a clash with world champion Croatia, thanks to a 25-5 march over South Africa with Luuk Gielen netting a game-high six goals.

In the round 13-16 semifinals, Kazakhstan blitzed host nation Korea 17-4 with Miras Aubakirov netting four. Brazil fought off New Zealand 12-8 and will now meet Kazakhstan for the classification 12-13 and Korea and New Zealand will play for 15th.

Sunday Men’s Schedule

Round 13-16 Semifinals
Match 25, 10:30, KOREA 4 KAZAKHSTAN 17
Match 26, 12:00, NEW ZEALAND 8 BRAZIL12

Second Round
Match 27, 14:00, MONTENEGRO 11 AUSTRALIA 13 in penalty shotoout (FT: 9-9. Pens: 4-2)
Match 28, 15:30, GREECE 11 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 9
Match 29, 17:00, SPAIN 15 JAPAN 7
Match 30, 18:30, SOUTH AFRICA 5 GERMANY 25

Monday Women’s Schedule:

Classification 15-16
Match 31, 08:00, KOREA v CUBA

Classification 13-14
Match 32, 9.30, SOUTH AFRICA v JAPAN

Classification 9-12 Semifinals
Match 33, 11:00, CANADA v CHINA
Match 34, 12:30, NEW ZEALAND v KAZAKHSTAN

Classification 1-8 Quarterfinals
Match 35, 14:00, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v GREECE
Match 36, 15:30, RUSSIA v AUSTRALIA
Match 37, 17:00, SPAIN v NETHERLANDS
Match 38, 18:30, ITALY v HUNGARY

Tuesday Men’s Schedule

Classification 15-16
Match 31, 08:00, KOREA v NEW ZEALAND

Classification 13-14
Match 32, 9.30, BRAZIL v KAZAKHSTAN

Classification 9-12 Semifinals
Match 33, 11:00, MONTENEGRO v JAPAN
Match 34, 12:30, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v SOUTH AFRICA

Classification 1-8 Quarterfinals
Match 35, 14:00, SERBIA v SPAIN
Match 36, 15:30, CROATIA v GERMANY
Match 37, 17:00, HUNGARY v AUSTRALIA
Match 38, 18:30, ITALY v GREECE

Russell McKinnon, FINA Media Committee

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