Peter Wetzlar will return to Zimbabwe proud of a strong performance in Singapore at the FINA World Junior Championships this week. Having represented Zimbabwe on the world stage in five events at the championships, Wetzlar achieved three personal best times and matched a fourth.
Today, his last day of competition, Wetzlar finished 40th in the 100m freestyle in a field of 90 swimmers, matching his personal best time of 52.51 seconds, after coming off the blocks for a fast 24.92 first 50 meters. The race was won by Felipe Souza of Brazil in a remarkable 49.64.
In an interview with SSN, Wetzlar stated that he was proud to be representing Zimbabwe at such a prestigious meet: “This has been an incredible experience, racing amongst the next generation of Olympians. I am happy with my new personal best times and yet I know there is still room for improvement.”
Without much chance to breathe in between, Wetzlar will join fellow Zimbabwean swimmers James Lawson, Chad Idensohn, Sean Gunn, Tarryn Rennie and team captain Kirsty Coventry in Brazzaville, Congo for the All Africa Games which run from 4-19 September. He then returns to Westville Boys High in South Africa to write matric exams.