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The South African swimming team came out the clear winners of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships with a total of 78 medals

Tunis, Sunday, 15th September 2019 - The 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Tunis, Tunisia concluded today with the South African swimming team claiming the top spot on the medal table with a total of 78 medals (46 gold, 22 silver and 10 bronze).
The South African swimming team came out the clear winners of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships with a total of 78 medals

13th CANA Junior African Swimming Championships 2019

The Mzansi team won 21 more medals than the 2015 competition in Egypt, where they still topped the medal table with a total of 57 medals.

On the final day of the Championships today, Leigh McMorran won South Africa’s final gold medal in the 5km Open Water race with a time of 56:31.00 ahead of Tunisia’s Ryhem Ben Slama in 57:39.00 and Algeria’s Hania Grigahcene in 57:43.00.

13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships Final Medal Table:

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

South Africa

46

22

10

78

Egypt

20

32

22

74

Tunisia

2

5

17

24

Namibia

2

2

4

8

Uganda

2

1

0

3

Zimbabwe

2

0

0

2

Algeria

1

8

18

27

Sudan

0

3

0

3

Mozambique

0

1

0

1

Nigeria

0

0

1

1

Seychelles

0

0

1

1

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.

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