Kalate improves his times


SWIMMER Leonard Kalate took to the pool over the weekend looking to smash his personal bests (PBs) in six events at the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane.
Kalate hoped to improve his times and test his fitness in the build up to the Youth Olympic Games.
Throughout the weekend, he proved that he was in good form swimming five PBs.
In the 50m breastroke, he swam a time of 30.05s, reducing his PB by 0.71s and finishing in the top eight.
In the 100m breastroke, he cut 1.65 seconds off his PB to 1:05.89.
In the 50m freestyle, he clocked 24.55s and 53.67s in the 100m version of the event.
Finally, in the 50m butterfly, Kalate stopped the clock at 26.76s with a new PB, placing 13th in the 15-18 age group.
kalate will stay on in Brisbane for an extra week where he will train under Yeronga Park coach Rob Van Der Zant and look to continue improving his technique and fitness in the lead-up to the Youth Olympics, where he is aiming to do his country proud.

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