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The South African swimming team top the CANA Zone IV Championships

Windhoek, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 - The South African swimming team concluded the CANA Zone IV Championships in Namibia today with an outstanding total of 102 medals across the three disciplines (81 swimming, 20 open water and 1 water polo) and claimed the top spot on the medal table.
The South African swimming team top the CANA Zone IV Championships

CANA Zone IV Championships 2019

KZN’s Kelly-Ann Brown (14) concluded the competition with two gold medals and one silver, clocking a new Championship Record in the 100m freestyle in 1:01.42, touching the wall in 2:36.16 to claim the 200m butterfly title and finishing second in the 200m individual medley in 2:35.28.

Team-mate Lize Coetzee won the silver in the freestyle race in 1:01.80, while Emma Kuhn was over the moon with her Championship Record win in the medley race, touching the wall in 2:30.46 to the 2015 mark of 2:34.16.

Cameron Casali bagged another gold medal, this time in the 200m individual medley with a new Championship Record time of 2:15.77, while Kelsea Munro (16) also booked a new Championship Record time of 59.82 in the 100m freestyle ahead of Zimbabwe’s Paige van der Westhuizen (15) in 1:01.21 and Zambia’s Mia Phiri (15) in 1:03.05.

In the 200m individual medley, Kian Keylock (13) walked away with the gold medal in 2:20.47, while Megan Shepherd bagged a silver medal in the 15-16 200m individual medley in 2:25.51 and Felix Maseko (16) won his first medal, a bronze, in the 100m freestyle in 55.51.

14 year old Leshen Pillay bagged a silver medal in the 100m freestyle in 57.69 and a bronze in the 200m butterfly in 2:23.78, while Jivall Bodlall (16) also won a bronze in his respective age group 200m butterfly event in 2:19.78.

The swimming programme concluded with two gold medals and one silver medal for the South African 200m freestyle relay teams, a new Championship Record for the U14 girls’ team in 1:55.27, gold for the ladies’ Over 15s in 1:53.78 and silver for the boy’s U14s in 1:52.30.

The South African U16 Water Polo men’s team won the Championship title after they came out victorious against Zimbabwe’s U18 team by 12 goals to 5, while the ladies’ U16 team narrowly lost out on the gold after losing their match 12-11 to Zimbabwe’s U18 team.

The South African U15 men’s development team won all four of their matches during the three day tournament, beating Zimbabwe’s U15 team in their final game today by 12 goals to 3 and claiming the gold medal in the process.

The South African U15 ladies’ development team also topped their log with a final win against Zimbabwe’s U15 by 9 goals to 1.

Final Swimming Medal Rankings:

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

South Africa

35

25

21

81

Namibia

28

31

27

86

Mauritius

15

14

18

47

Zimbabwe

13

11

12

36

Seychelles

7

7

5

19

Angola

6

4

3

13

Kenya

6

3

0

9

Botswana

4

9

11

24

Zambia

4

4

5

13

Mozambique

2

5

8

15

Uganda

2

4

8

14

Malawi

1

5

2

8

Final Water Polo Logs:

Team (Men – Section A)

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

South Africa U16

4

4

0

57

14

43

8

Zimbabwe U18

4

2

2

43

42

1

4

Namibia Masters

4

0

4

19

63

-44

0

Team (Men - Development)

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

South Africa U15

4

4

0

50

6

44

8

Zimbabwe U15

4

2

2

17

27

-10

4

Namibia Opens

4

0

4

7

41

-34

0

Team (Women) – Section A

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

Zimbabwe U18

3

2

1

28

27

1

4

South Africa U16

3

1

1

27

28

-1

2

Team (Women - Development)

Played

Won

Lost

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Diff

Points

South Africa U15

3

3

0

33

2

31

6

Zimbabwe U15

3

0

3

2

33

-31

0

Final Open Water Medal Rankings:

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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