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The 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships conclude in Algiers

Algiers, Sunday, 16th September 2018 - The South African swimming team concluded the 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships today with an outstanding total of 40 medals (12 gold, 18 silver and 10 bronze) and claimed the second spot on the medal table.
The 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships conclude in Algiers

13th CANA Swimming & Open Water Championships 2018

On the final day of the event, Sasha-Lee Nordengen came close to a medal in the ladies’ 5km Open Water race, in a hard fought swim with Algeria’s Cherouati Souad Nafissa but it was the experienced Algerian that came out on top in 1:02:49.02, while Nordenden finished fourth in 1:04:44.43.

Amica Dejager ended 7th in 1:05:03.59, Samantha Randle came in 9th in 1:05:28.86, Kaitlyn Albertyn was 11th in 1:06:41.92 and Tasneem Ebrahim finished 14th in 1:10:32.17.

In the men’s 5km Open Water race, the battle was between Egypt’s Marwan Elmarawy and Darren Minnies. In the end, it was Elmarawy’s speed that won him the gold in 57:55.21, while the South African finished sixth in 1:01:19.28.

Hein Vantonder concluded the race in 10th place, clocking 1:03:02.04, while Aiden Peterson and Abdul Malik came in 12th and 13th in 1:04:51.75 and 1:04:59.58, respectively.

Final Medal rankings:

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Egypt

28

14

6

48

South Africa

12

18

10

40

Algeria

3

6

13

22

Tunisia

1

3

8

12

Morocco

0

2

4

6

Zambia

0

1

1

2

Mauritius

0

1

1

2

ENDS

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