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South Africa's Sarah Poewe in Auto Accident; May Knock Her Out of Commonwealth Games -- July 17, 2002

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 16. OLYMPIC swimmer Sarah Poewe has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital after a car accident last Saturday, in which she apparently crashed her car into a tree.

It is believed that Poewe injured an elbow in the accident and her condition is not serious, but it cast some doubt over her participation at the Commonwealth Games in two weeks.

Poewe, who matriculated from the Deutsche Schule in Cape Town last year and holds dual citizenship, had planned to represent South Africa for the last time at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester before moving to Germany, where she has already made her racing debut for the Swimming Club SG Wuppertal at the Nationals in Warendorf, winning the 100 breast.