Cypri­anos qual­i­fies for Dur­ban meet

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

PENGUINS Swim­ming Club’s De­nil­son Cypri­anos’ 100m back­stroke time of one minute 07.90 sec­onds in the boys’ 13-14 years age-group saw him be­com­ing the third Mata­bele­land Am­a­teur Swim­ming Board’s (MASB) swim­mer to book a place in next year’s South Africa Ju­nior Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships.

The qual­i­fy­ing time for the 100m back­stroke Dur­ban meet for the 13-14 age group is one minute 08.54 sec­onds.

Cypri­anos, who broke two national records a fort­night ago, re­turned to the Bu­l­awayo City Pool on Fri­day night to swim an im­mac­u­late one minute 07.90 sec­onds to book a place for the SA Ju­nior Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships to be held in Dur­ban in March.

Cypri­anos joins The Fal­cons Swim­ming Club’s Liam O’Hara and Bar­racu­das’ Cory Wer­ret, who hit qual­i­fy­ing times for the SA Ju­nior Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships in ear­lier races.

An ec­static Cypri­anos said he will work hard to en­sure he qual­i­fies for more events at the SA Ju­nior Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships.

“I’m happy that I man­aged to swim the qual­i­fy­ing time for the SA Ju­nior Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships and I will keep work­ing hard to make sure that I par­tic­i­pate at more races there. I’ll try some freestyle and maybe the 50m and back­stroke races as well,” said Cypri­anos.

The 14-year-old set national records for the boys’ 14 years and un­der divi­sion 800m freestyle, 200m back­stroke and 50m back­stroke two weeks ago.

In the 50m back­stroke, Cypri­anos beat the 31.85s record held by P Wet­zlar to set a new one of 31.55s. He went on to beat J Klop­pers’ two min­utes 30.48s national back­stroke record with his two min­utes 30.48s.

Cypri­anos, a mem­ber of the ju­nior national teams, set an 800m freestyle record in a time of nine min­utes 51.20s. The pre­vi­ous record stood at 10 min­utes 22.26s.

De­nil­son Cypri­anos

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