Stergiadis Smashes Two Records

Heleni Stergiadis of Dolphins was the star swimmer at the Short Course Gala that took place over the weekend as she set two new national age group records.

Competing in the Women’s 12 and under category, she smashed her own 200m breaststroke record by nearly 10 seconds. Her previous record stood at 3:02,39 while the new one now stands at 2:53,40.

Stergiadis also broke her own 200m Individual Medley record by more than seven seconds. Her previous record stood at 2:42,20 while the new one now stands at 2:34,88.

Mikah Burger of Dolphins set the only other record at the gala.

Competing in the Boys 10 and under category, he took more than 10 seconds off Corne le Roux’s 200m Individual Medley record of 3:05,55 with a new time of 2:53,58.

Daniela Lindemeier of Namib Swimming Academy gave the best performance according to FINA points.

She obtained 607 FINA points for winning the Women’s Open 200m Breaststroke in a time of 2:38,86, which was well off her own Namibian record of 2:33,73.

Zanre Oberholzer of NSA obtained 589 FINA points for winning the Girls 15-16 year 100m backstroke in a time of 1:05,88, which was about five seconds off her national record of 1:00,90.

Sonja Adelaar of NSA obtained 582 FINA points for winning the Girls 15-16 200m freestyle in a time of 2:13,12, which was nearly four seconds off Molina Smalley’s national record of 2:09,34.

Namibia’s elite swimmers are meanwhile hard at work, training for the upcoming Senior and Junior World Championships which take place in Kazan, Russia in July and Singapore in August respectively.

Daniela Lindemeier, Zanre Oberholzer, Alex Skinner and Lushano Lamprecht will represent Namibia in Russia, while Oberholzer and Lindemeier will also compete at the World Cup in Moscow.

Zune Weber, Molina Smalley, Kiara Schatz, Lushano Lamprecht, Alex Skinner, Nikolai Flemming and Philip Seidler will compete at the Junior World Championships in Singapore.

Source : The Namibian