Schoeman clocks 4th fastest time in the world for 2014

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MORGAN PIEK

Bloemfontein – Roland Schoeman clocked the fourth-fastest 50m freestyle time in the world this year on his way to topping the qualifiers on day five of the South African Aquatic Championships in Durban.

The veteran Olympian raced through the pool to clock a time of 22.04 seconds and ease into the semi-finals.

Schoeman’s time was also comfortably inside the 22.33 Commonwealth Games qualifying time, meaning he will be allowed to swim the race at Glasgow later this year.

South African swimming sensation, Chad le Clos, who has already won five titles this week, was flew through the pool in 200m individual medley, setting a time of 2 minutes 06.36 seconds.