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24 additional medals for the South African swimming team on the third day of the CANA Zone IV Championships

Windhoek, Monday, 18th February 2019 - The South African youth continued to showcase their passion and skills at the CANA Zone IV Championships in Windhoek today with an additional 24 medals (10 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze).
24 additional medals for the South African swimming team on the third day of the CANA Zone IV Championships

CANA Zone IV Championships 2019

The Eastern Cape’s Cameron Casali (16) made his way to the medal podium on three occasions, winning gold in the 200m breaststroke in 2:33.32, the 50m backstroke in 29.08 and the 200m freestyle in 2:00.13, while team-mate Jakobus Terblanche (16) won the silver in the breaststroke in 2:33.38 and bronze in the backstroke in 29.19.

There was no stopping Lise Coetzee (14) as she added two more gold medals to her tally, winning the 200m freestyle with a new Championship Record time of 2:10.21 and the 50m backstroke in 32.36, while team-mate Emma Kuhn (14) won the bronze in the backstroke race in 33.07 and Kelly-Ann Brown booked the silver in the freestyle event in 2:11.22.

Kuhn and Brown also won the silver and bronze in the 50m butterfly in 30.53 and 31.41, respectively.

Megan Shepherd (15) bagged the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke, clocking 2:49.91 ahead of Namibia’s Heleni Stergiadis (16) in 2:52.72 and SA’s Ashton Volkwyn (16) in 2:54.26, with Shepherd also winning a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle in 2:14.14.

16 year old Kelsea Munro finished the 50m backstroke with a new Championship Record time of 31.94 ahead of Zambia’s Mia Phiri (15) in 32.05 and SA’s Lwethu Mbatha (16) in 32.06, while later on in the afternoon session, Munro added the silver medal to her tally in the 50m butterfly, clocking 30.10 to Shepherd’s bronze time of 30.93.

In the 13-14 age group 200m breaststroke, Kian Keylock was fastest in 2:32.82, followed by the Seychelles’ Joshua Miller (14) in 2:36.80 and Zimbabwe’s Cory Werrett (14) in 2:38.55, while Leshen Pillay managed a silver in the 200m freestyle in 2:03.67.

The ladies’ 4 x 100m freestyle relay teams ended the evening with two gold medals in 4:14.62 for the U14s and 4:11.71 for the Over 15s, while the boys’ U14 team won silver in 4:08.09 and the Over 15s team secured the bronze in 3:45.14.

In the Water Polo Championships, the South African U16 men’s team beat the Namibia Masters by 19 goals to 1, while the ladies’ U16 team narrowly lost to the Zimbabwe U18 team with 4 goals to 7.

The competition also features a development section where the South African men’s U15 team won against the Zimbabwe U15 team with 10 goals to 1 and beat out newcomers Namibia by 13 goals to 2, while the ladies’ U15 team also defeated the Zimbabwe U15 team 14-1.

The swimming programme continues tomorrow with the morning session starting at 09h00 and the afternoon session at 15h00, while the Water Polo Championships begin at 10h00.

Swimming Medal Rankings (after day 3):

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

South Africa

17

14

11

42

Namibia

11

15

11

37

Mauritius

7

6

7

20

Zimbabwe

7

2

5

14

Seychelles

4

3

3

10

Botswana

3

5

8

16

Kenya

3

1

0

4

Zambia

2

3

1

6

Angola

2

1

2

5

Mozambique

1

3

6

10

Uganda

1

2

4

7

Malawi

0

3

1

4

Water Polo Logs (Following Day 01):

Team (Men – Section A)

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

South Africa U16

1

1

0

19

1

18

2

Zimbabwe U18

1

1

0

19

7

12

2

Namibia Masters

2

0

2

8

38

-30

0

Team (Men - Development)

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

South Africa U15

2

2

0

23

3

20

2

Zimbabwe U15

1

0

1

1

10

-9

0

Namibia Opens

1

0

1

2

13

-11

0

Team (Women) – Section A

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

Zimbabwe U18

1

1

0

7

4

3

2

South Africa U16

1

0

1

4

7

-3

0

Team (Women - Development)

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

South Africa U15

1

1

0

14

1

13

2

Zimbabwe U15

1

0

1

1

14

-13

0

Open Water Final Medal Rankings (17 February 2019):

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

South Africa

12

8

0

20

Namibia

0

2

2

4

Seychelles

0

0

2

2

Zimbabwe

0

0

2

2

Kenya

0

0

1

1

ENDS

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