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You made my day with the Jamaican Bobsled team. They knew they had no chance, but they tried.

As for Royals working, some are deligent in their charity work, others just lend their names. Before marrying Charles, what did Camilla do, since you are so interested in what Charlene did.
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Olympic athletes are in the top 1% in the world. Actually must higher than that. There are 6 billion people worldwide. 1% is 60 million.I think there are about 10,000 Olympians this summer. If that isn't an achievement, I don't know what is.
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I'm still looking for more. Medals are given at many of these events.

South Africa Announces Olympic squad -- April 11, 2000 Swimming World Magazine

This is a list from Swimming World Magazine

Heat 1 Prelims 4 Charlene Wittstock WORLD 28.37 October 21, 2001

November 18, 2001

The 24-year-old then backed up to win the 200m backstroke in a time of 2:08.42, just edging out South African Olympian Charlene Wittstock (South African record 2:09.12) with fellow American Diana MacManus third (2:10.28).

Women's 50 meter backstroke
1. Diana MacManus, USA 28.34
2. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 28.47
3. Sophie Edington, AUS 28.66

Women's 200 meter backstroke
1. Lindsay Benko, USA 2:08.42
2. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 2:09.12
3. Diana Macmanus, USA 2:10.28

November 19, 2001

Women's 100 meter backstroke
1. Diana Macmanus, USA 1:00.76
2. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 1:00.83
3. Frances Adcock, AUS 1:00.99

December 6, 2001

Australian, Clementine Stoney and South African, Charlene Wittstock contested the final with Stoney too strong in dominating the last 50 metres to take victory along with AUS$5000 reasons to be elated with her performance. Stoney's opening 50m was actually a personal best time of 30.26 and she backed up with 30.59, 30.87 and sealed the victory and the cash in 30.42.

December 7, 2001 Day one

Australian Clementine Stoney put in another solid performance in the 200m backstroke final winning in the time of 2:06.80. Charlene Wittstock from South Africa was second in 2:09.80 with American Lindsay Benko third in 2:10.63.

Women's 200 metres backstroke
1. Clementine Stoney (AUS) 2:06.80
2. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 2:09.80
3. Lindsay Benko (USA) 2:10.63

December 8, 2001 Day 2

Women's 100 metres backstroke
1. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 1:00.16
2. Janine Pietsch (GER) 1:00.25
3. Clementine Stoney (AUS) 1:00.58

December 9, 2001 Day 3

Women's 50 metres backstroke
1. Janine Pietsch (GER) 28.00
2. Diane Bui Duyet (FRA) 28.39
3. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 28.43

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In 2002, she won three gold medals at the swimming World Cup (50m and 100m crawl, 4x100m relay) and the silver medal during the Manchester Commonwealth Games (4x100m medley relay).
World Cup VIII meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

January 22, 2002

50 meter backstroke
1. Jennifer Carroll, CAN 27.31 NR
2. Haley Cope, USA 27.64
3. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 28.16

200 meter backstroke
1. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 2:09.74
2. Esther Baron, FRA 2:10.19
3. Melissa Morgan, AUS 2:11.41

January 23, 2002

100 meter backstroke
1. Haley Cope, USA 0:59.66
2. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 1:00.25
3. Jennifer Carroll, CAN 1:00.30

Berlin World Cup Meet
-- January 26, 2002

200 meter backstroke
1. Lindsay Benko, USA 2:06.86
2. Antje Buschschulte, GER 2:08.18
3. Charlene Wittstock, RSA 2:09.82

Short Course World Championships -- April 3, 2002

Women's 100 meter backstroke (topt 16 qualify for semifinals)
1. Jennifer Carroll (CAN) 1:00.22
2. Louise Ornstedt (DEN) 1:00.29
3. Diana MacManus (USA) 1:00.41
4. Irina Amshennikova (UKR) 1:00.46
5. Zhan Shu (CHN) 1:00.54
6. Haley Cope (USA) 1:00.60
7. Ilona Hlavackova (CZE) 1:00.63
8. Clementine Stoney (AUS) 1:00.75
9. Anna Gostomelsky (ISR) 1:00.76
10. Hanae Ito (JPN) 1:00.81
11. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 1:00.83

April 5, 2002
Women's 4x100 meter medley relay (top eight qualify for final)

1. Sweden 4:00.40
2. United States 4:00.66
3. South Africa 4:03.54

Women's 200 meter backstroke (top eight qualify for final)
1. Lindsay Benko (USA) 2:06.55
2. Clementine Stoney (AUS) 2:08.35
3. Reiko Nakamura (JPN) 2:08.51
4. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 2:08.79

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the silver medal during the Manchester Commonwealth Games (4x100m medley relay).

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Commonwealth Games -- August 1, 2002

Day 3 August

Women's 100 meter backstroke

1. Sarah Price (ENG) 1:01.06 CGR, n
2. Dyana Calub (AUS) 1:01.86
3. Giaan Rooney (AUS) 1:02.22
4. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 1:02.42 n

Women's 50m Backstroke
5 1 WITTSTOCK Charlene Lynette
South Africa (RSA) 29.18


FINA World Cup Tour Begins in Rio -- November 16, 2002
South Africa's Charlene Wittstock, second in the 50 back, took the 200 in 2:08.98, less than a second ahead of the USA's Pam Hanson.

50 metres backstroke
1. Haley Cope (USA) 27.77
2. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 28.00

200 metres backstroke
1. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 2.08.98

South African National Swimming Championships April 14, 2003

Other swimmers qualifying for Worlds included South Africa's teenage workhorse Melissa Corfe, who took five national titles in winning the 200/400/800/1500 frees, and 200 back, only the latter of which was fast enough to qualify for Worlds. In that event, Corfe got the better of backstroke mainstay Charlene Wittstock, winning in 2:14.90 to Wittstock's 2:15.10. Wittstock also qualified for Worlds in the 50/100 back, taking those titles in 29.56 and 1:02.56 respectively.

South African World Cup Meet -- December 3, 2003

200m backstroke women
1. Melissa Corfe (RSA) 2:10.50
2. Da-Hye Lee (KOR) 2:11.07
3. Charlene Wittstock (RSA) 2:11.13.

South African Olympic Trials -- April 16, 2004

In contrast, the 200 back looks to be a fast race with Melissa Corfe first to the wall tonight in 2:15.46. She appears to have Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry's African record of 2:12.47 in her sights. Second fastest tonight was Charlene Wittstock in 2:17.02.

Day Two of South African Trials -- April 18, 2004

Silver went to stalwart Charlene Wittstock (CGA) in a time of 26.63 while the 14-year-old Tanya Strydom (KZN) (26.73) once again put up her hand with a solid performance.

Day Three of the South African Trials -- April 19, 2004

The 50m backstroke semis followed.

Charlene Wittstock (CGA) posted a 29.48 to head up the seeding for tomorrow nights final. Renate du Plessis (WP) (30.02), Romina Armellini (CGA) (30.08), Monique Malan (30,27) and Romy Altman (WP) (30.66) are all in the mix and some exciting racing is predicted.

South African Trials: Fast Times on the Final Night -- April 22, 2004

The ladies' 100m backstroke was exciting but not fast. Charlene Wittstock tried her best to get close to the 1:02,42 standard but her 1:03,17 was a tad off the pace and will now have to sit back and reflect on what might have been, her Athens dreams in tatters.


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1999 All-Africa Games
Gold for 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke

100m Freestyle Charlene Wittstock
South Africa 57.46
100m Backstroke Charlene Wittstock
South Africa 1:04.31
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4x100m Free Relayw2
Charlene Wittstock,
Stacey Bowley,
Candice Crafford,
Kim van Selm 3:54.31

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Wittstock teamed up with Candice Crafford, Lauren Howell and Melissa Corfe for a time of eight minutes, 29.86 seconds in winning the women's 4x200m freestyle relay event, improving a four-year-old record.
Women 800m freestyle relay: 1 Mr Price Seagulls (Candice Crafford, Lauren Howell, Melissa Corfe, Charlene Wittstock) 8:29.86, 2 Seals KZN 8:33.09, 3 Vineyard WP 8:34.00.
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Africa record for Whittstock

Anyone who wants more information on Charlene's swimming career is welcome to hunt the archives of SA News as I have along with others.
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Thank you LadyMacalpine for the big work you did. thank to you, we have a more entire look on the swimming career of Charlene Wittstock.
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Thank you LadyMacalpine for the big work you did. thank to you, we have a more entire look on the swimming career of Charlene Wittstock.
You're welcome. I spent a day working on it and still have more research to do. Keeping her career and facts about other aspects of her life straight I feel is important. I'm glad she is starting to speak French and its been in the press she has. If she is being interviewed for English speaking viewers I can see why she speaks English.
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I found this article made in 2007 when she became again champion of SA champion backswimming

Apple of Prince Albert's eye makes a splash - South Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za

It was not even mentioned here on the board in 2007, so many critics on her at this time on this board !
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It was posted somewhere in a current events thread. Those critics are the reason the facts are even more important.
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That's correct, it was posted back in 2007 in this thread: Charlene Wittstock Current Events Part 9 : May 2007 - Jan.2008 (page 7)!
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This is everything available for Charlene's swimming career from SwimNews.COM. Instead of giving you the one link to look it up I copy and pasted the info partly because I have found a lot of sites the info gets removed or the links go bad.

South Africa Champs - Day 2 September 6, 1999
In the women's 100m Indevidual Medley, Charlene Wittstock ( Seaguls) was quickest in 1:04,91

Day 3 September 7, 1999
Charlene Wittstock(Seagulls), who also raced in Sydney last week, took three gold medals on Saturday to take her championship haul to five. She won the 100m individual medley in 1:05.15, the 50m backstroke in 29.68 and the 50m freestyle in 25.91.

"I feel a little tired, but I can't afford to be too tired, I've got to race again tomorrow," said Wittstock, who won the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke on Friday night. "I've trained so hard, I expect to do all this racing."

Day 4
Charlene Wittstock (Seagulls) will be aiming for her sixth gold medal in in the 200m backstroke final.

All Africa Games - Day 1 September 12, 1999
Wittstock Causes Upset As SA Strikes Gold At Ellis Park

Charlene Wittstock, the South African with the "cover girl" looks upset Egyptian star Rania Elwani to win the women's 100m freestyle and give South Africa a golden full-house on the first day in the swimming pool at the All Africa Games in Johannesburg on Saturday.


On a bitterly cold evening at Ellis Park, the SA team warmed the partisan crowd, scooping five gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.

It was Elwani who went out at an electrifing pace to turn on 27.04 at the 50 mark with Wittstock, Bowley and Moodey in a group about a half a body lenght behind her. All three came off the turn hard and started closing in on a tiring Elwani. Wittstock, the third fastest in the heats, surged past Elwani the final 10m to touch first in 57.46 seconds. Zimbabwe's Teresa Moodie finished second in 58.04 and Elwani, the Africa record-holder, was third in 58.12 narowly outtouching South African, Stacey Bowley in 58.13.

"I was actually shaking after the race," said an overjoyed 21-year-old Wittstock. " I couldn't believe I'd done it. I was looking at my coach and I don't think he could believe it either," she said . "The more I think about it the more I think 'wow'. She (Elwani) has never been beaten in Africa. She's the champ."

Wittstock - who will meet Elwani again in the 50m freestyle, where the Egyptian also owns the Africa record - also spoke about the near freezing conditions.

All Africa Games - Day 5 September 16, 1999
In the relay, Loots, Charlene Wittstock (Seagulls), double Olympic champion Penny Heyns (Toti) and Stacey Bowley (Seagulls) won in a Games record 4:11,57. Zimbabwe was second in 4:28.96 and Egypt third in 4:48.17.

Good Early Season Performances At Tyr Westville Sprint Gala December 12, 1999

Charlene Wittstock (Seagulls-KZN)(2:26.81)won the ladies item comfortably from All Africa Games team-mate, Bronwyn Dedekind (2:30.04)and Elzette Jordaan (Seals-KZN)(2:32.44).

In the ladies event, which also produced 5 NQT, Charlene Wittstock (58.52) dominated a race which was always going to be for the minor placings.

Day 2 Report : Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships April 5, 2000
Charlene Wittstock(KZN) (1:02.93)also set herself up for a successful defence of her 100m backstroke title on Tuesday evening with the best time of the semifinals. She finished ahead of American visitor Denali Knapp(Northern Tigers) (1:03.02) and Zimbabwean Olympic hope Kirsty Coventry (1:04.30).

Day 3 Report : Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships
Charlene Wittstock had left her best effort behind in the semifinal, where she achieved the Olympic qualifying standard with a 1:02.93.

On Tuesday night she was always having to chase visiting American Denali Knapp, who touched first in 1:02.79 to Wittstock's 1:03.52.

Day 6 Report : Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships

Muller, after clocking two continental records each in the 200m and 100m freestyle, managed an incredible fifth one in the shorter race, where she streaked to victory in 55.82. Despite her electrifying start, the pack was snapping at he heels and it was national surf life saving captain, Stacey Bowley (KZN) (56.77) who got ahead to take the silver from provincial team mate Charlene Wittstock (57.25) and Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry (57.35). "I've just looked to improve the whole week. I want to go out and compete with the rest of the world."

Mandy Loots (CGA) (2:19.90) looks set for an exciting tussle with American visitor Denali Knapp (Northern Tigers) (2:20.34) and Charlene Wittstock (KZN) (2:23.10) for the ladies 200m Backstroke title on Saturday evening.

Day 7 Report : Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships
American Denali Knapp (Northern Tigers) won the women's 200m backstroke, but second-placed Charlene Wittstock (KZN) (2:17.32) took the SA title, beating Mandy Loots (CGA) (2:19.37) into third place.
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Telkom South African Championships - Day 2 Report
Women's 50m Freestyle

With Charlene Wittstock opting not to swim in the freestyle events and Chrissy Cech having not returned from the USA for this meet a number of new young faces appeared in their first senior national final.
Women's 200m Backstroke

Charlene Wittstock (KZN) claimed victory in an exciting tussle with her promising club mate Melissa Corfe.

Wittstock had built up a significant lead at the halfway mark and the result was never in doubt, however Corfe had an awesome last 100m (1:09.54/1:10.54) and closed the gap significantly to claim the silver in a respectable 2:17.11.

Wittstock's winning time was 2:15.80 while Romy Altmann (WP) fell off the pace a tad to claim the bronze in 2:19.16.

Mare Nostrum Monte Carlo - Day 2
June 15, 2001 when Albert and Charlene had there first date. Belga Pictures

South African Charlene Wittstock came into the final seeded third after posting a 1:04.24 in what was seen as a welcome return to form, while Brazilian stalwart Fabiola Molina (1:04.59) had a point to prove.
Goodwill Games - Day 1 Report August 29, 2001
EVENT 4 - 100m Backstroke Women
Match 2
Unranked Charlene Wittstock WLD, 1:02.66, caused an upset win ahead of Clementine Stoney AUS by the narrow margin of 0.09. Dyana calub AUS was third, 1:03.16 and Erin Gammel 4th in 1:04.29.
AUS 22 WLD 12

EVENT 14 - 50m Backstroke Women
Match 2
Charlene Wittstock EUR made it a double in backstroke for the EUR team. Giaan Rooney AUS team captain and Dyana Calub took out 2nd and 3rd for AUS with Renate Du Plessis 4th.
AUS 80 WLD 44

FINA World Cup 1 - Day 1 Finals November 17, 2001
Africa:
Women's 200 back 2:09.12 by Charlene Wittstock (RSA) who was second in the final but bettered her own previous record of 2:11.74 from 2000.
FINA World Cup 1
Top women's qualifiers Lindsay Benko (USA) in the 200 free 2:00.57, Charlene Wittstock (RSA) in the 50 back 28.45
RSA - won 6 Silver medals

World Cup 5 - Day 2 Report December 8, 2001
Charlene Wittstock (RSA) bettered her own African record of 1:00.28 with her winning effort in the 100 backrtoke with 1:00.16.

South African Champs - Day 2 January 4, 2002
In the ladies 50m backstroke, Charlene Wittstock continued her recent run of form when she showed great underwater work in posting a credible 28.58 to claim her place in the South African team for the forthcoming FINA World Short Course Championships in Moscow. The Mr. Price Seagulls swimmer looked comfortable and is sure to come up against Sarah Price of Great Briton in tomorrow nights final.

The ladies 100m backstroke final followed with another visitor, Sarah Price from Great Britain claiming the honors in a continental best of 59.97 ahead of Charlene Wittstock (Mr. Price Seagulls) who was a tad of her record claiming silver in 1:00.68.

In the ladies 50m backstroke, Charlene Wittstock is set to take on Sarah Price of Great Britain in what is sure to be a pulsating final. Wittstock recorded a 28.60 while Price settled for a 29.79. They accounted for Bevin Reynolds (30.40) and Candice Little (30.73) respectively.

South African SC Champs - Day 3
The Mr. Price Seagulls trio of Brett Peterson, Melissa Corfe and Charlene Wittstock along with the diminutive Mandy Loots (Dolphins) and Theo Verster (Pietermaritzburg Seals) all set new African and South African records in their respective items.

Charlene Wittstock claimed yet another continental mark in the ladies 50m backstroke when she accounted for Sarah Price from Great Britain. Price had had the better of the local lass in the longer distances, however it was Wittstock who had a great start and hung in there. Working on her turn and using the underwater to her advantage Charlene was victorious in a time of 28.26 shaving .19 seconds off her mark established at the recent FINA World Cup meet in Rio in November. Price had to settle for a 28.46.

Fitting Climax to South African SC Champs
- Day 4 January 6, 2002
Sarah Price from Great Britain posted a fine 2:06.94, yet another fastest time ever on the African continent, when she showed a clean set of heels in the ladies 200m backstroke. Local ace Charlene Wittstock (Mr. Price Seagulls) claimed the silver when she recorded a 2:10.26 while club-mate and promising junior Melissa Corfe won the bronze in 2:12.80 ahead of Romina Armellini (Wanderers) who posted a time of 2:12.91

World Cup 8 Stockholm January 22, 2002
50 METRES BACKSTROKE
3) 28.16 964 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Pelims
3) 28.56 943 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
200 METRES BACKSTROKE 1) 2:09.72 965 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Pelims
2) 2:12.07 939 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA

Moses Makes It Three in Stockholm
January 23, 2002

100 METRES BACKSTROKE
2) 1:00.25 962 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Prelims
4) 1:01.71 927 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA


FINA World Cup 9 Berlin January 26, 2002
50 METRES BACKSTROKE
5) 28.50 946 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Prelims
4) 28.24 960 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
200 METRES BACKSTROKE
3) 2:09.82 964 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Prelims
5) 2:11.89 941 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA

Two World Records Today Brings Berlin
Total To Six January 27,2002
50 METRES BACKSTROKE
5) 28.50 946 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Prelims
4) 28.24 960 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
100 METRES BACKSTROKE
6) 1:00.91 946 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Prelims
5) 1:01.20 939 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
200 METRES BACKSTROKE
3) 2:09.82 964 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
Prelims
5) 2:11.89 941 Charlene Wittstock,78,RSA
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Telkom South African Championships - Day 1 Report April 12, 2002
The first day of the Telkom South African National swimming championships, which are also the Commonwealth Games trials.
Women's 200m Backstroke: semi-final
Nothing counts like experience and this event saw Charlene Wittstock step up a level when she posted a respectable 2:16.59 to advance to Saturday's final as the firm favourite for the title.

Telkom South African Championships - Day 3 Report April 14, 2002
Women's 50m Backstroke semi-final

Renate du Plessis (WP) is a lady on a mission. The powerful du Plessis could very well cause an upset in Monday nights final over the more fancied Charlene Wittstock. While du Plessis posted the second fastest time of 30.34, she looked decidedly at ease with her effort after Wittstock claimed top spot in 30.13.

Telkom South African Championships - Day 4 Report April 15, 2002
Charlene Wittstock said she was very tired going into her 50m backstroke final. "I've been on the go for nine months. I also got food poisoning in Moscow," she said after the semis. "I'm in the top 10 in the world (200m short-course), but to go to the Commonwealth Games we have to compete here and meet these tough qualifying standards."
Women's 50m Backstroke
Superior underwater work saw the powerful Renate du Plessis (WP) claim a surprise victory over Charlene Wittstock when she held off the fast finishing lass from Durban in yet another exciting tussle which saw the near capacity crowd extremely vocal.

Du Plessis claimed the title in 29.84 while a visibly tired Wittstock had to settle for the silver in a time of 30.09. The up and coming Monique Malan was a clear winner of the bronze in 30.67 while Romy Altmann (WP)had to settle for fourth place in 31.18


Telkom South African Championships Day 5 Report
April 16, 2002
Women's 50m Backstroke semi-final
Another cracker-jack affair is on the offering in tomorrow nights final as Charlene Wittstock (KZN) comes head to head with the inform and rested Renate du Plessis (WP) as these two ladies emerged as the top seed after the semis.

Wittstock won the first semi comfortably in 1:04.05 while du Plessis had similar fortune in the second semi recording a 1:04.38.


Telkom South African Championships - Day 6 Report
The University of Florida student claimed another two titles when she first upset the Gauteng flyer, Mandy Loots in the 50m butterfly and followed this up with a victory in the 100m backstroke snatching victory from Charlene Witttstock.

While nothing can be taken away from the lady "gator", both Loots and Wittstock have just completed a punishing nine month program which saw them compete on four continents, in numerous meets and set a number of national and continental marks and both are visibly tired.


South African Commonwealth Team Nominations May 16, 2002
Women: Sarah Poewe (WP), Mandy Loots (Central Gauteng), Charlene Wittstock (KZN), Helene Muller (CG) and Renate du Plessis (WP)

Three World Cup Records Fall on the First Day of World Cup 4, December 6, 2002
Great Britain 14-year-old Stephanie Proud bettered her best by more than a second to haul in early leader South African Charlene Wittstock in the 200m backstroke. At 2:08.00, Proud was more than a second ahead of Wittstock and Australian Kelly Tucker.

Event 110, 200m Backstroke Women, Final
1. PROUD Stephanie 1988 GBR 2:08.00
2. WITTSTOCK Charlene 1978 RSA 2:09.14 1.14

World Cup 3 Day 2 Report & Results December 7, 2002
A blanket could be thrown over the field for the 100m backstroke final with six touching the wall simultaneously. South African Charlene Wittstock came in five hundredths of a second ahead of Giaan Rooney (AUS), just beside her in lane one. Courtney Shealy (USA) was one hundredth of a second back in third. The next three swimmers were only 0.24 behind third place.

Event 117, 100m Backstroke Women, Final 1. WITTSTOCK Charlene 1978 RSA 1:00.32
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Charlene Wittstock from South Africa (R), receives her winners cheque watched by second place-getter Giaan Rooney of Australia (L), after taking out the final of the 100m backstroke, at the short course World Cup in Melbourne, 07 December 2002. Wittstock won in a time of 1:00.32.
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RSA Championships - Zanberg Betters Own Backstroke Records April 10, 2003

50 METRES BACKSTROKE 1 29.56 Wittstock Charlene,78,RSA

100 METRES BACKSTROKE 1 1:02.56 Wittstock Charlene,78,RSA

200 METRES BACKSTROKE 1 2:14.90

Corfe Melissa,85,RSA 2 2:15.10 Wittstock Charlene,78,RSA

2003 World Championships Qualifyers
WITTSTOCK, Charlene, 25, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back

Day 2 of South African Championships April 17, 2004

Silver went to stalwart Charlene Wittstock (CGA) in a time of 26,63 while the 14-year-old Tanya Strydom (KZN) (26,73) once again put up her hand with a solid performance.

Event 1 Women 50 LC Meter Freestyle
2 Wittstock, Charlene 26 Team-Cga-CG Semis-26.64 Finals-26.63

South African National Championships - Day 3 Report & Results

Event 33 Women 50 LC Meter Backstroke
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SA-L: * 29.18 02/08/2002 Charlene L Wittstock at Common, RSA-KZ
Africa-L: ! 29.18 30/07/2002 Charlene L. Wittstock at Commo, RSA
2003World LC: # 28.25 17/06/2000 Sandra Volker - GER 32.73 SAQ

Wittstock, Charlene 26 Cga-CG Prelims--29.96 Semis--29.48 SAQ


South African National Championships - Day 4 Report & Results April 19, 2004

1 Wittstock, Charlene 26 Team--Cga-CG Semis--29.48 Finals--29.36 SAQ
The ladies event saw Charlene Wittstock (CGA) battle it out with a determined Renate duPlessis (WP) for top honors with the blonde Gutenger claiming the title in a time of 29,36. Telkom South African SC Champs - Day 1 Report September 3, 2004

The ladies 100m backstroke is sure to be on of the highlight event of Friday's finals. Charlene Wittstock, now swimming for Tuks, showed a welcome return to form, her effort of 1:01.62 setting her apart from the pack who were headed by Melissa Corfe (1:03.15) and Romy Altmann (Maties) who recorded a time of 1:04.17. the medals are sure to be contested by this trio.

Telkom South African SC Champs - Day 3 Report September 4, 2004

Charlene Wittstock (Tuks) has shown a welcome return to form after an indifferent beginning to the year, when she posted a 28.81 well ahead of Romy Altmann's (Matties) 29.81.

Telkom South African SC Champs - Day 1 Report September 3, 2004
The ladies 100m backstroke is sure to be on of the highlight event of Friday's finals. Charlene Wittstock, now swimming for Tuks, showed a welcome return to form, her effort of 1:01.62 setting her apart from the pack who were headed by Melissa Corfe (1:03.15) and Romy Altmann (Maties) who recorded a time of 1:04.17. the medals are sure to be contested by this trio.

Telkom South African SC Champs - Day 3 Report September 4, 2004
Charlene Wittstock (Tuks) has shown a welcome return to form after an indifferent beginning to the year, when she posted a 28.81 well ahead of Romy Altmann's (Matties) 29.81.
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Charlene had a good career until she hurt herself. She competed against American's, Aussies, Canadian's etc and beat many and or placed up there with them. Many of the people she was swimming against were younger than her.

Charlene Wittstock of South Africa powers through her women's 200m backstroke heat 21 September 2000 at Sydney International Aquatic center during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Charlene Wittstock qualified for the semi finals in 2:15. Insert Charlene Wittstock 2000 BelgaPictures go to page 5
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Thank you, Lady M, for this comprehensive summary of P Charlene's swimming career. It seems her most successful period was 1999 - 2002. It is wonderful that she is still so passionate and giving back to the sport she loves so much!
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So she had a very successful career until she got that shoulder injury in the late 2005,and she stopped until like March 2007. so what happened that made her retire earlier than she was planning?
p.s: it's good to have all these info to prove that she wasn't just sticking to Albert with no life!
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I think injuries caused her to stop. And age.
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Shedid even boxing during her swimming years funny photo

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Back in competition for the first time since her shoulder injury will be national record-holder Charlene Wittstock, who will provide Corfe and Co with stiff competition in the backstroke events, while Wendy Trott of Cape Town will be pushing her rivals all the way in the longer freestyle events.

Aquatics | SA Swimming Upsets at KZN aquatic champs December 14, 2005
The women's 100m backstroke should be a classic with Corfe and KZN record holder and Olympian, Charlene Wittstock (Tuks), in a class of their own and Wittstock on the comeback trail.

Sasol Winter Championships - Day 1 - Finals
Event 107 Women 14 & Over 50 LC Meter Backstroke
Meet Record: @ 30.51 2001-07-02 Charlene L Wittstock
1 Wittstock, Charlene L 23 SGULL-KZ 30.51 31.12 12
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Back in competition for the first time since her shoulder injury will be national record-holder Charlene Wittstock, who will provide Corfe and Co with stiff competition in the backstroke events, while Wendy Trott of Cape Town will be pushing her rivals all the way in the longer freestyle events.

Aquatics | SA Swimming Upsets at KZN aquatic champs December 14, 2005
The women's 100m backstroke should be a classic with Corfe and KZN record holder and Olympian, Charlene Wittstock (Tuks), in a class of their own and Wittstock on the comeback trail.

Sasol Winter Championships - Day 1 - Finals
Event 107 Women 14 & Over 50 LC Meter Backstroke
Meet Record: @ 30.51 2001-07-02 Charlene L Wittstock
1 Wittstock, Charlene L 23 SGULL-KZ 30.51 31.12 12

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