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Wantenaar through to semi-finals of breaststroke event

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Namibian swimmer Ronan Wantenaar reached the semi-finals of the 50-metre (m) breaststroke event at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games after finishing fifth in heat six Monday morning.The swimming events are underway at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre …

Namibian swimmer Ronan Wantenaar reached the semi-finals of the 50-metre (m) breaststroke event at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games after finishing fifth in heat six Monday morning.

The swimming events are underway at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, England.

The semi-finals of the 50m breaststroke will be held at 20h20 on Monday evening.

In an interview with Nampa after the race, the Namibian swimmer said he had a great heat and was happy to reach the next round of the competition.

“I was really relaxed during this heat and swimming next to the world record holder also pushed me to give my best. I would have given more if I still had power left in me, but I am looking forward to the semi-finals this evening,” said Wantenaar.

Meanwhile another Namibian swimmer, Alexander Skinner, missed out on the final of the 100m men’s freestyle after finishing seventh in the semi-finals on Sunday night.

Skinner told Nampa on Sunday that his Commonwealth Games participation came to an end after his elimination in the semi-final, but he is now looking forward to more competitions as he hopes to qualify for the 2024 Olympics to be held in Paris, France.

“I only had one event at these games, but I hope to qualify for more events at the 2024 Olympics,” said Skinner.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency