Brad Tandy Wins 50 Free in 22.13, Roland Schoeman Misses 5th Olympic Games

Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa

Brad Tandy confirmed his spot on the Rio Olympic squad with a 22.13 for the top time in the men’s 50-meter free today.

Doug Erasmus, meanwhile, missed the FINA A cut of 22.27 with a second-place time of 22.55.

Olympic gold medalist Roland Schoeman, who scratched out of the 100 free and a potential spot on the 400 free relay, was unable to lock down an Olympic spot with a third-place time of 22.75.  That guarantees that Schoeman will not make a fifth Olympic Games squad.

Reynard Wessells was the fourth finisher, also clearing 23 seconds with a fourth-place 22.92.

                         === Finals ===                          
 
  1 Tandy, Brad            24 KZNA-ETH            22.28      22.13  
  2 Erasmus, Douglas       26 NTS-TSH             22.40      22.55  
  3 Schoeman, Roland       35 NTS-TSH             22.69      22.75  
  4 Wessels, Reynard       21 FS-MAN              22.98      22.92  
  5 Walsh, Brett           22 KZNA-ETH            22.98      23.20  
  6 Pheasant, Simon        24 NMA-NMA             23.37      23.58  
  7 Maritz, Armand         19 NTS-TSH             23.23      23.65  
  8 Muller, Caydon         20 NTS-TSH             23.46      23.72  
  9 Van Niekerk, Kyle      18 CGA-JHB             23.48      23.78  
 10 Basson, Alaric         20 NMA-NMA             23.57      23.99
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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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