Roland keeps on bagging gold, records

Posted on November 10, 2009

Schoeman was unable to repeat his upset win over Cameron Van Den Burgh from Durban in the 50m Breaststroke but won the 50m freestyle and butterfly races.

Van Den Burgh won the 50m breaststroke in Moscow in 25.58seconds (compared to his 25.95 in Durban) with Schoeman second in 25.80. Both were inside the previous World Cup Record of 25.90sec set by Schoeman in Durban.

In his favourite event, the 50m Butterfly, Schoeman was relentless, powering to a 22.33secw in over Russia’s Evegeny Korotshkin (22.50sec) with Lyndon Ferns securing the Bronze – 22.93sec.

Schoeman had won Gold in Durban in the 50m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke and Silver in the 50m Freestyle in Durban. In Moscow he reversed the roles in the Breaststroke and Freestyle, winning the Freestyle to pocket his 3rd medal and second Gold of the World Cup in Moscow.

Swimming in Lane 4 Schoeman’s trade mark fast start gave him the edge over the field and touched the wall in 20.88sec, the fastest time in the World. Evgeny Luganov of Russia was second in 21.16 with Stefan Nystrand 3rd in a time of 21.23.

Schoeman’s time was also a World Cup Record.

• The Fina/Arena World Cup moves on to Stockholm Sweden on for the third leg on 10 and 11 November.

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