Lara van Niekerk saves SA swimming team's blushes with late medal | The Citizen

2022/06/26 08:35:00

Lara van Niekerk saves SA swimming team's blushes with late medal | The Citizen

Lara van Niekerk saves SA swimming team's blushes with late medal | The Citizen

Had she missed out on the podium, it would have been the first time in 22 years that South African swimmers failed to secure a medal at the World Championships.

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Lara van Niekerk wins a medal for Team SA at FINA World Championships!Lara van Niekerk wins a medal for Team SA at FINA World Championships! Lara van Niekerk ensured SA's proud record in the FINA World Championships pool continued by bagging a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke.