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Lara VAN NIEKERK
Sport Swimming
NOC South Africa   
GenderWomen
Born13 May 2003
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Pretoria Aquatic Club: South Africa
Name of coach
Eugene da Ponte [club], RSA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker. (swimswam.com, 16 Sep 2021)
Milestones
She became the first female South African swimmer to finish the short course 50m breaststroke in under 30 seconds when she swam 29.85s at the 2021 South African National Short Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg. (swimsa.org, 17 Sep 2021; swimswam.com, 16 Sep 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 29.90
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:06.75
African Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Algiers, ALG 200m Breaststroke 2:35.25
1 2018 Algiers, ALG 50m Breaststroke 31.99
1 2018 Algiers, ALG 100m Breaststroke 1:11.13
1 2018 Algiers, ALG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:12.83