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The South African Swimming Team continued to shine during the fourth and very rainy day of the XII CANA African Swimming Championships

Bloemfontein, Thursday, 20th October 2016 - With 5 gold medals out of 6 races and two Championship Records, the fourth day of the XII CANA African Swimming Championships in a very rainy Bloemfontein, concluded on a high note for the South African Swimming Team tonight.
The South African Swimming Team continued to shine during the fourth and very rainy day of the XII CANA African Swimming Championships

XII CANA African Swimming Championships 2016

It all started with Myles Brown, who broke Troyden Prinsloo’s twelve year standing Championship Record in the 400m freestyle, clocking 3:54.80 to the 2004 time of 3:57.30. Egypt’s Marwan Elamrawy finished second in 3:56.45 and Algeria’s Lounis Khendriche third in 4:02.15.

Ayrton Sweeney and Alaric Basson claimed the top two positions in the 200m breaststroke in 2:16.96 and 2:20.82, respectively, while Egypt’s Hassan Yasser walked away with the bronze in 2:21.17.

In the 100m breaststroke, Kaylene Corbett added another gold medal to her tally when she finished the race in 1:11.81. SA’s Hanim Abrahams followed with the silver in 1:12.35 and Egypt’s Mai Atef with the bronze in 1:12.49.

Nathania van Niekerk’s quick start won her the gold in the 100m butterfly in 1:02.61 with Egypt’s Mariam Sakr and Rowaida Hesham claiming the silver and bronze in 1:03.11 and 1:03.23, respectively.

Algeria’s Souad Nefissa Cheroua won the long distance 800m freestyle final, touching the wall in 9:10.29 ahead of Egypt’s Reem Kassem in 9:13.95 and Mzansi’s Michelle Weber in 9:15.89.

To end off the evening finals, the South African quartet of Brown, Douglas Erasmus, Eben Vorster and Calvyn Justus were simply unstoppable in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay, breaking the six year standing Championship Record in a new time of 3:22.76 to the 2010 time of 3:23.99. The Egyptian team finished over three seconds behind the South Africans in 3:25.52, followed by Senegal in 3:39.50.

The day 05 heats will start at 10h00, while the finals will begin at 16h00 daily.

Medal rankings (after day 04):

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

South Africa

22

13

8

43

Algeria

4

4

3

11

Egypt

2

11

14

27

Seychelles

1

1

0

2

Morocco

0

0

2

2

Senegal

0

0

1

1

For photos from the XII CANA African Swimming Championships - Day 04, please visit - http://www.superimage.co.za/detail.aspx?i=1649 

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