KwaZulu-Natal swimming ace Charl Crous qualified for his first trip to the Olympics at the recent South African National Championships with a win in the 100 backstroke. His time of 54.17 ranked 20th in the world this year and betters the FINA A standard to secure his spot in London.
Crous, the national age group record holder in all three backstroke distances and member of the 2009 world championship team, will also likely swim the backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Our photographer Denese Lups managed to capture some photos of Charl Crous during this event:
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