Day 04 of the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships in Windhoek
Coetzee was not done for the day, also winning the 200m backstroke with a new Championship Record time of 2:26.88, with Kuhn taking the silver in 2:30.29 and Gebert the bronze in 2:38.57. Kuhn managed a third silver medal in the 100m breaststroke in 1:17.69 ahead of Ugandaâ€™s Kirabo Namutebi in 1:22.37 and behind Mauritiusâ€™ Alicia Kok Shun in 1:16.90, while Namutebi pulled all the stops to win the 50m freestyle with a new Championship Record time of 27.74, followed by Enger in 28.35 and Coetzee in 28.36. Namibiaâ€™s Heleni Stergiadis (16) was victorious in her respective 400m freestyle race in 4:44.31, followed by the Seychellesâ€™ Therese Soukup (15) in 4:52.85 and Mauritiusâ€™ Leah Foo Sem Fah (16) in 4:53.87, and then scooped the silver in the 100m butterfly in 1:08.44 ahead of SAâ€™s Megan Shepherd (15) in 1:09.88 and behind Zimbabweâ€™s Paige van der Westhuizen (15) in 1:07.31.
Stergiadis grabbed her second gold in the 200m backstroke with a new Championship Record time of 2:29.33, followed by SAâ€™s Lwethu Mbatha (16) in 2:31.18 and Namibiaâ€™s Tiana Esslinger (15) in 2:31.80, while Shepherd climbed to the top in the 100m breaststroke, clocking a fast 1:19.04 ahead of Van der Westhuizen in 1:19.10 and SAâ€™s Ashton Volkwyn in 1:19.86. Van der Westhuizen was back in the water for the 50m freestyle and won bronze in 28.10 behind SAâ€™s Kelsea Munro with a new Championship Record time of 26.95 and Zambiaâ€™s Mia Phiri in 27.89. In the girlsâ€™ U12Â 100m butterfly, Zimbabweâ€™s Vhenekai Dhemba (12) topped the medal podium in 1:14.32 ahead of Namibiaâ€™s Ariana Naukosho (11) in 1:19.15 and Zimbabweâ€™s Matida Musere (12) in 1:19.22. Dhemba also claimed two gold medals in the 100m breaststroke in 1:25.59 and the 50m freestyle in 30.18 and a silver in the 200m backstroke in 2:54.53 behind Zambiaâ€™s Jade Phiri (12) in 2:49.83 and ahead of Namibiaâ€™s Maja Brinkmann (11) in 2:54.62, while the silver and bronze in the breaststroke went to Mozambiqueâ€™s Melyssa Rocha in 1:26.48 and the Seychellesâ€™ Liliana de Speville Mason in 1:27.32.
Namibiaâ€™s Danielle Mostert finished second in the freestyle in 30.31 and Phiri third in 30.35. Namibiaâ€™s Oliver Durand (11) won gold in the 100m breaststroke in 1:24.57, a silver in the 200m backstroke in 2:42.68 and a bronze in the 100m butterfly in 1:12.77, with the remaining medals in the butterfly going to Kenyaâ€™s Ivan Hart (12) in 1:06.87 and Mozambiqueâ€™s Cleyton Munguambe (11) in 1:12.71 and in the backstroke to Mozambiqueâ€™s Kaio Faftine (12) in 2:40.61 and Namibiaâ€™s Quinn Ellis (12) in 2:43.85. Ellis and Ugandaâ€™s Shane Birungi won the silver and bronze in the 100m breaststroke in 1:24.63 and 1:24.71, respectively, while Ellis also managed a bronze in the 50m freestyle in 28.63 behind Mauritiusâ€™ Hugo Lâ€™Arrogant in a new Championship Record time of 27.26 and Kenyaâ€™s Hart in 27.96. Namibiaâ€™s Jose Canjulo (13) bagged six medals, gold in the 200m backstroke in 2:20.83, gold in the 50m freestyle in 26.27, gold in the 50m freestyle in 24.30, silver in the 400m freestyle in 4:34.17, another silver in the 100m butterfly in 1:01.62 and a bronze in the 100m breaststroke in 1:10.48.
The gold in the 100m butterfly went to Mauritiusâ€™ Victor AH Yong (14) in a new Championship Record time of 1:00.89 and the bronze to Namibiaâ€™s Mikah Burger (14) in 1:02.26, the gold and bronze in the 400m freestyle were claimed by South Africaâ€™s Leshen Pillay and Kian Keylock in 4:29.95 and 4:37.86, respectively,Â while the silver and bronze in the 200m backstroke were won by Burger in 2:21.73 and Keylock in 2:24.57. Keylock went two better in the 100m breaststroke, winning the race in 1:09.88, while Burger and Zimbabweâ€™s Cory Werrett took the bronze and silver in the 50m freestyle in 26.76 and 26.68, respectively.
SAâ€™s Cameron Casali (16) walked away with the gold in the 200m backstroke in 2:17.64 ahead of Mauritiusâ€™ Ryan Kok Shun (16) in 2:18.80 and Botswanaâ€™s Andile Bekker (15) in 2:20.67 and later on won the bronze in the 100m breaststroke in 1:09.86 behind Mauritiusâ€™ Oliver Wong Chap Lan in 1:09.06 and team-mate Jakobus Terblanche in 1:09.84. Kok Shun and the Seychellesâ€™ Tyler Fred shared the silver in the 50m freestyle when they both finished in 25.36 with the gold in the event going to Zambiaâ€™s Shaquille Moosa in 25.32 Malawiâ€™s Filipe Gomes (21) claimed the silver in the 400m freestyle in 4:24.35, with Botswanaâ€™s James Freeman (17) in first with a time of 4:13.95 and Seychellesâ€™ Damien Payet (15) in third in 4:25.46, while Gomes also won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke in 1:07.77 behind Namibiaâ€™s Ronan Wantenaar (18) in 1:05.83 and Botswanaâ€™s Adrian Robinson (18) in 1:05.88.
Angolaâ€™s Lia Ana Lima (17) won two gold medals in the 100m butterfly in 1:06.20 and the 200m backstroke in 2:31.70 and finished the evening with a silver medal in the 50m freestyle in 29.26, while Ugandaâ€™s Avice Meya (24) took home the silver in the butterfly in 1:13.12 and the bronze in the freestyle in 29.94. The gold in the 50m freestyle went the way of Namibiaâ€™s Zune Weber in 28.31, while the bronze in the 100m butterfly was claimed by Zimbabweâ€™s Ashley Makuwa (17) in 1:17.02 and the silver and bronze in the 200m backstroke went to Namibiaâ€™s Vicky Botha in 2:35.46 and Ju-Ane Oberholzer in 2:40.98. In the 15-16 menâ€™s 100m butterfly, Namibiaâ€™s Corne le Roux (16) finished first in 59.59, Angolaâ€™s Salvador Gordo (16) was second in 59.94 and SAâ€™s Jivall Bodlall (16) third in 1:00.42, while the Over 17â€™s medal podium comprised of the Seychellesâ€™ Mathieu Bachmann (22) in 57.12, Zimbabweâ€™s Quintin Tayali (17) in 59.23 and Angolaâ€™s Dabiel Francisco (19) in 59.39. The menâ€™s Over 17Â 200m backstroke title was claimed by Namibiaâ€™s Jureck Johannesson (18) in 2:30.32, followed by Zimbabweâ€™s Jordan Smith (17) in 2:33.63 and Namibiaâ€™s Jodave Cioccolanti (17) in 2:38.85, while the 100m breaststroke ladiesâ€™ gold went to Mauritiusâ€™ Tessa IP Hen Cheung in a new Championship Record time of 1:16.04 ahead of Zimbabweâ€™s Amy Doorman in 1:25.44 and Zambiaâ€™s Harleena Naidu in 1:26.07.
In the U14 mixed 400m medley relay, South Africa came out on top with a new Championship Record time of 4:28.11 ahead of Mauritius in 4:36.28 and Namibia in 4:38.64, while in the Over 15 race, South Africa was once again first with a new Championship Record time of 4:17.46, followed by Namibia in 4:18.77 and Mauritius in 4:24.42. In the Masters competition, the 400m freestyle gold medals went to Namibiaâ€™s Sunel Badenhorst (36) in 6:32.76 and Namibiaâ€™s Paddy Murphy (57) in 5:44.17; while Badenhorst also won the 100m breaststroke gold in 1:44.29. The gold and silver in the Over 45 age group 100m breaststroke went to Namibiaâ€™s Jane Samson (52) in 1:40.24 and Mozambiqueâ€™s Ana Rosa Araujo (50) in 1:52.41, while Samson also won the 50m freestyle gold in 33.60 ahead of Araujo in 36.91. In the 100m butterfly,Â Angolaâ€™s Carlos Alberto (26) was first in 1:07.24 and Namibiaâ€™s Jurie Badenhorst (41) second in 1:19.00, while Badenhorst won a gold in the 100m breaststroke in 1:24.78 ahead of Botswanaâ€™s Gibson Matlakala (37) and Gaolatlhe Matsapa (33) in 1:43.98 and 2:09.20. Namibiaâ€™s Anel van der Vyver (27), Botswanaâ€™s Duduetsang Nnyenyiwa (29) and Lesego Nkoketsang (37) completed the 25-44 50m freestyle medal podium in 34.68, 53.47 and 1:03.06, respectively.
During the second day of the Water Polo Championships, the South African U16 menâ€™s team won both of their matches, claiming a 14-6 victory against Zimbabweâ€™s U18 team and a 12-2 win against the Namibian Masters. The South African ladiesâ€™ U16 team narrowly defeated Zimbabweâ€™s U18 team by 12 goals to 9, with the Championship decider to be played tomorrow at 13h30.
In the development section of the tournament, both Zimbabweâ€™s U15 and South Africaâ€™s U15 menâ€™s teams won their games against newcomers Namibia, 8-3 and 15-0, respectively. On the ladiesâ€™ side, South Africaâ€™s U15 won their match against Zimbabweâ€™s U15 team by 10 goals to 0.
The CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships conclude tomorrow with the Swimming starting at 09h00 and Water Polo at 10h00.