Every South African a Swimmer

You are here: Home News The fourth day of swimming action at the 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships sees 7 additional medals for South Africa

The fourth day of swimming action at the 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships sees 7 additional medals for South Africa

Algiers, Thursday, 13th September 2018 - Mzansi’s finest added two gold, two silver and three bronze medals to their tally during the fourth day of swimming action at the 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships in Algiers.
The fourth day of swimming action at the 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships sees 7 additional medals for South Africa

13th CANA Swimming & Open Water Championships 2018

Ayrton Sweeney finished the 200m breaststroke with a new Championship Record time of 2:14.04, winning his second gold of the competition, ahead of Tunisia’s Elloumi Wassim in 2:15.76 and SA’s Alaric Basson, who scooped the bronze in 2:16.16.

Sweeney and Basson also raced in the 4x100m freestyle relay, where the team, including Jacques van Wyk and Matthew Bowers, walked away with the silver medal in 3:26.80.

Lara van Niekerk continued to impress when she swam to another gold medal, this time in the 100m breaststroke, clocking 1:11.13, while teammate Jade Simons claimed the bronze in 1:12.19. The silver was won by Egypt’s Rowida Hesham in 1:12.01.

In the 100m butterfly, Erin Gallagher finished second in a hard fought race with Egypt’s Farida Osman. Gallagher touched the wall in 1:00.45 to Osman’s 59.03, while the bronze medal went the Algeria’s Medjahed Nesrine in 1:04.74.

It was bronze for Janie Coetzer in the long-distance 800m freestyle, concluding the race in 9:12.79 behind Egypt’s Hania Moro in 8:56.95 and Algeria’s 9:01.68.

Medal rankings (after day 4):

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Egypt

17

11

2

30

South Africa

9

12

8

29

Algeria

2

2

9

13

Tunisia

1

3

5

9

Morocco

1

1

0

2

Zambia

0

2

0

2

Mauritius

0

0

1

1

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Swimming South Africa

011 404 2480

Swimming South Africa is the governing body of aquatics in South Africa.

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.

News

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

Sep 17, 2018

Ryan Coetzee wins two medals during the FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha

Sep 17, 2018

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

Sep 16, 2018

South Africa bags four more medals on the fifth day of the 13th CANA Swimming and Open Water Championships

Sep 15, 2018