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The South African swimming team claimed 20 additional medals during day 04 of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships

Tunis, Saturday, 14th September 2019 - With twenty medals (9 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze) out of eighteen races, the fourth day of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships in Tunis concluded on a high note for the South African swimming team tonight.
The South African swimming team claimed 20 additional medals during day 04 of the 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships

13th CANA Junior African Swimming Championships 2019

In the closely contested 15-16 200m backstroke, Pieter Coetze finished with the gold, clocking a new Championship Record time of 2:05.07 to Sudan’s Ziyad Salemm’s 2:06.98 and Tunisia’s Mohamed Ben Ajmia’s 2:09.94.

Coetze only managed a bronze later in the evening during the 100m butterfly final in 57.22, while Mzansi’s Matthew Sates bagged the gold medal in the race with a new Championship Record time of 54.24.

In the 13-14 age group backstroke race, Kian Keylock and Kieran Grant scooped the silver and bronze in 2:17.28 and 2:17.94, while another silver and bronze were claimed by Veronique Rossouw and Trinity Hearne in the 15-16 100m freestyle in 59.19 and 1:00.32, respectively.

Hearne was back in the water for the 100m butterfly and finished second in 1:04.05.

Dakota Tucker added the 400m individual medley gold medal to her tally in a personal best time of 4:53.89, while Lisa Kleyn took the honours in the 13-14 100m butterfly in 1:05.80.

Kleyn, Lise Coetzee, Alexandra Eagles and Rachel Groepes swam the 13-14 4 x 100m medley relay and claimed the bronze medal in 4:44.56, while Coetzee also walked away with a bronze in the 100m freestyle in 1:00.78.

In the 15-16 age group 100m freestyle, it was KZN’s Luca Holtzhauzen who came out tops in 51.94, just 0.64secs ahead of Egypt’s Yassin Hossameldin in 52.58 and Ahmed Sameh in 54.31.

Holtzhausen made his way to the top of the medal podium once again, this time in the 400m individual medley with a personal best time of 4:32.74, followed by SA’s Matthew Randle in 4:40.38 and Tunisia’s Oussama Ajour in 4:51.08.

Randle, Holtzhausen, Sates and Coetze were the gold winning quartet in the 4 x 100m medley relay in 3:49.11, while Keylock, Grant, Sirhaan Mia and Elijah Dredge won the silver in the 13-14 medley relay in 4:08.58.

Hannah Pearse’s quick start won her the gold in the 15-16 200m backstroke in 2:19.41 with the silver going to teammate Grace Hudson in 2:23.33 and the bronze to Egypt’s Logain Diaaeldin in 2:23.74, while Pearse also participated in the 4 x 100m medley relay, alongside Lara van Niekerk, Hearne and Rossouw, with the team winning gold in 4:19.22.

The 13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships conclude tomorrow with the 5km Open Water race starting from 10h00 at the City of Bizerte.

13th CANA Junior Africa Swimming Championships Medal Table (Following Day 04):

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

South Africa

45

22

10

77

Egypt

20

31

22

73

Namibia

2

2

4

8

Uganda

2

1

0

3

Zimbabwe

2

0

0

2

Algeria

1

8

17

26

Tunisia

1

4

17

22

Sudan

0

3

0

3

Mozambique

0

1

0

1

Nigeria

0

0

1

1

ENDS

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