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A total of 54 medals for the South African swimming team at the All Africa Games

A total of 54 medals for the South African swimming team at the All Africa Games
Brazzaville, Friday, 11th September 2015 – The South African swimming team concluded the aquatics programme of the 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville tonight with a phenomenal total of 54 medals (25 gold, 18 silver and 11 bronze) and claimed the top spot on the medal table.

Myles Brown finished the competition on a high note, winning the gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 2:01.71, over a second ahead of Egypt’s Mohamed Khaled in 2:02.38 and teammate Ayrton Sweeney, who grabbed the bronze in 2:04.22.

Douglas Erasmus and Clayton Jimmie made the perfect duo in the 50m freestyle, scooping the gold and bronze in 22.61 and 22.98 respectively, while Mazen Elamash won the silver in 22.97.

After winning the bronze in the 200m individual medley the previous evening, Rene Warnes bettered that performance by winning gold in the 200m butterfly in 2:16.40, with the silver and bronze going to Egypt’s Rwioda Heshem and Mariam Sakr in 2:17.80 and 2:20.49 respectively.

Karin Prinsloo and Charlise Oberholzer won silver in their respective races.

Prinsloo was quick off the block and was leading after the 50m mark but had to settle for a second place finish in the 200m backstroke in 2:14.31 behind Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry in 2:13.29 and ahead of Tunisia’s Rim Ouennich in 2:20.16.

In the 1500m freestyle, Oberholzer claimed the silver medal in 17:11.34, while the gold and bronze went to Algeria’s Majda Chebaraka and Soudad Nafissa Cherouati in 17:07.82 and 17:18.35 respectively.

To end off what was a highly successful competition for the South African swimming team, it was a gold and a silver medal for the ladies and men’s 4 x 100m medley relay teams.

Jessica Ashley Cooper, Tatjana Schoenmaker, Vanessa Mohr and Prinsloo were victorious in 4:12.36, while the men’s quartet of Ricky Ellis, Alaric Basson, Nico Meyer and Jimmie finished second in their race in 3:42.85.


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