3 Medals for Schoeman at Mare Nostrum

Posted on June 17, 2009

The two Bronze coming in the first two Mare Nostrum’s in Barcelona and Canet in the 50m Butterfly, the Gold in the 50m fly in Monaco.

Bronze Medal number one was recorded in 23.69sec on Saturday 7 June behind 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.

In Canet (9-11 June) Schoeman picked up Bronze Number two. World record holder Rafael Munoz Perez snatched the meet record with a 23.37 swimming for Spain. The time fell nearly a second off his global mark of 22.43. Australia's Andrew Lauterstein finished second in 23.44, barely missing his national record of 23.30 set in March. Roland Schoeman clocked 23.57sec.

In the final of the 3 Mare Nostrum’s, Roland finally got the gold medal with a meet record time of 23.19sec. Andrew Lauterstein

set a new meet record of 23.45 in the 50m semi-final, just 0.15 outside his personal best, only to see Schoeman break it in the final going 23.19 to win gold with Lauterstein finishing the two-man race in 23.51.


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