Suzaan Takes Gold in Canada

Star swimmer Suzaan van Biljon has once again shown her talent by storming to South Africa’s first gold-medal placing in the Canadian Pan Pacific Championships, which ended on Sunday.

Van Biljon’s winning time of 2:26:36 in the 200m breaststroke was good enough to beat a determined Asami Kitagawa (Japan), as she lead the pack from start to finish.

Van Biljon seems to have developed a habit of performing well when the odds are against her.

Commenting after her win, she said: “I haven’t been feeling great the whole of this meet, so I’m just happy with the win tonight”.

When van Biljon won her third title in the Telkom South African National Swimming Champs in April, she admitted that her schedule had prevented her from training, but she won.

And when she won the 100m breaststroke a few nights later, she said: “I felt quite bad in the water tonight but am pleased with that time.”

Imagine what we’re in store for, when van Biljon feels on form!

The combined South African team placed sixth with a total of four medals after the event, with Roland Schoeman (50m freestyle) and Troyden Prinsloo (800m freestyle) bringing in silver medals.

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