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Day 03 of the CANA Zone IV Junior Swimming Championships in Malawi

Malawi, Friday, 23rd March 2018 - Eight gold, five silver and four bronze for the South African swimming team as the second last day of the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships came to a close in Malawi tonight.
Day 03 of the CANA Zone IV Junior Swimming Championships in Malawi

CANA Zone IV Junior Swimming Championships 2018

There was no stopping 16 year old JP Seyffert as he bagged two more gold medals, winning the 400m freestyle in 4:15.88 ahead of Mauritius’ Ryan Kok Shun in 4:17.32 and Botswana’s Andile Bekker in 4:17.44 and the 200m backstroke in 2:11.36, followed by Kok Shun in 2:16.13 and Bekker in 2:16.90.

Seyffert also scooped the bronze in the 100m butterfly in 59.00, behind team-mate Rogan Shepherd, who won the silver in 58.24, as well as the silver in the 100m breaststroke in 1:05.36.

14 year old Keagon Mnyaka continued to showcase his skills in the pool, claiming gold in the 100m butterfly and 100m breaststroke races in 1:00.95 and 1:11.56, respectively, while in the 200m backstroke, 14 year old Faiyaz Adams finished with the silver medal in 2:19.77.

In the U14 400m freestyle, Lize-Marie Davidson (14) and Hannah Cromhout (14) added the silver and bronze medals to their tally, clocking 4:40.65 and 4:51.36, respectively, while in the 15 and over age group, Chenay Date Line (16) managed a third place finish with a time of 4:51.39.

Davidson went one better in the 200m backstroke, winning the event in 2:26.42.

Later on in the day finals, Date Line celebrated a well deserved gold in the 100m butterfly, clocking a fast 1:10.49, over 6secs ahead of Botswana’s Ruvarashe Gondo in 1:17.88 and Swaziland’s Nadia Volschank in 1:19.48.

Ashton Volkwyn (15) walked away with the top spot in the 100m breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:19.28.

In the U14 4 x 100m mixed medley relay, Adams, Mnyaka, Cromhout and Candice Clifton-Smith celebrated their first place finish in 4:30.16, while in the 15 and over mixed relay, Seyffert, Volkwyn, Shepherd and Date Line took home the silver in 4:16.96.

In the 4 x 100m freestyle relay event, Adams, Mnyaka, Seyffert and Shepherd won the bronze in 3:46.49.

Tomorrow’s final day will start at 09h00.

Medal Standings following Day 03:

Position

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

Zambia

20

20

24

64

2.

South Africa

19

14

10

43

3.

Mauritius

14

15

11

40

4.

Angola

10

8

1

19

5.

Seychelles

8

6

2

16

6.

Botswana

7

8

10

25

7.

Zimbabwe

7

7

6

20

8.

Namibia

5

4

10

19

9.

Kenya

4

4

8

16

10.

Malawi

3

3

4

10

11.

Madagascar

2

4

4

10

12.

Uganda

1

2

3

6

13.

Swaziland

0

1

5

6

ENDS

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