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The South African swimming team raised their medal tally to 40 during the second last day of the 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships

Algiers, Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Another proudly South African day for the national swimming team, as they raised their medal tally to 40 during the second last day of the 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships in Algiers.
The South African swimming team raised their medal tally to 40 during the second last day of the 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships

13th CANA Swimming & Open Water Championships 2018

Samantha Randle’s time of 2:17.15 won her the gold medal in the 200m backstroke ahead of team mate Hannah Kiely, who clocked 2:22.01 to claim the silver in the event. The bronze went to Morocco’s Fahsi Hiba in 2:22.18.

Later in the evening, Randle made her way to the medal podium again, this time for a bronze medal in the 1500m freestyle when she finished the race in 17:25.08.

Ayrton Sweeney followed with a silver medal in the 200m individual medley in 2:02.16, with the gold going to Egypt’s Mohamed Samy in 2:01.21 and the bronze to Algeria’s Balamane M in 2:05.23.

Sweeney also bagged a silver medal with Alard Basson, Jacques van Wyk and Alaric Basson in the 4x100m medley relay in 3:43.21.

In the 200m butterfly, Jessica Whelan added a bronze medal to her tally, touching the wall in 2:22.79, behind Egypt’s Rowida Hesham in 2:20.25 and Algeria’s Nefsi Rania Hamida in 2:21.59.

Lara van Niekerk, Erin Gallagher, Lesley Blignaut and Kiely closed the sixth day of the competition by winning the 4x100m medley relay in 4:12.83. Egypt and Algeria claimed the silver and bronze in 4:15.96 and 4:26.46, respectively.

The 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships conclude tomorrow with the Open Water 5km races due to start at 11h00 (SA time).

Medal rankings (after day 6):

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Egypt

27

13

4

44

South Africa

12

18

10

40

Algeria

2

6

13

21

Tunisia

1

3

8

12

Morocco

0

1

4

5

Zambia

0

1

1

2

Mauritius

0

1

1

2

ENDS

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Its objective is to encourage the practice of aquatic disciplines for all in South Africa with the purpose of promoting swimming as a life skill through Learn To Swim programmes; providing healthy exercise to South Africans of all ages and races; recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in the various competitions; and promoting competition and athlete development to the highest level. Swimming South Africa is kindly supported by SASCOC, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Arena, Sport & Recreation SA and Rand Water.