Diering and Schoeman receive bronze medals in Barcelona

Posted on June 09, 2009

Schoeman finished 3rd in the 50m Butterfly on Saturday 7 June in a time of 23.69sec after qualifying in the morning prelims in 23.89sec. The race was won by Australia’s Andrew Lauterstein with silver going to Rafael Munoz Perez. Lauterstein clocked 23.36sec to the 23.37 of Perez who in April had come very close to breaking the 100m butterfly World Record of Ian Crocker.

Diering also claimed Bronze a day later in the 200m Breaststroke. Diering was in fact lying 4th at the half way mark behind Caraballo Melquiades Alvarez of Spain, but came through strongly in the last 100m to win the bronze, clocking a final time of 2:14;47 with splits of 31.27 (50m); 1:05;19 (100m); 1:39;72 (150m). The gold was won by Australia’s Christian Sprenger (2:1235) with Marco Koch of Germany taking the silver in 2:13;42.

The next Mare Nostrum is in Canet over the weekend of the 9-11 June.

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