SA "golden boys" sacked from home team
By Chanel September
14 April 2007
Three of the four members of the South African men’s relay team, that ensured a gold medal for South Africa at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been dumped from the national swimming squad.
Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns and Darian Townsend have all been sacked from the squad, for failing to turn up at the national swimming championships in Durban.
The championships took place this past week.
Swimming South Africa confirmed that the three will not be considered for the national swimming squad, this according to The Week End Argus.
This will also prevent the South African swimmers from competing in the Fina World Cup.
According to Schoeman a lack of funds prevented him from attending the competition, but Jace Nadioo SSA president says the same restrictions will be applied to others who don’t turn up for the Durban event.