Every South African a Swimmer

Day 02 of the Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco

Day 02 of the Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco
Monte Carlo, Sunday, 17th June 2018 - Martin Binedell claimed his second medal of the Mare Nostrum Monaco leg as the final day came to a close today, Sunday, 17th June 2018.

Binedell’s time of 2:08.31 secured him the second place on the medal podium behind Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov, who claimed the gold in 2:00.24 and ahead of Hong Kong’s Yau Ming Cheung who walked away with the bronze in 2:08.99.

Chase Rayment finished 8th in 2:15.39.

Rebecca Meder was over the moon with her bronze medal performance in the 400m freestyle, clocking 4:17.34 behind China’s Wenxin Bi in 4:12.41 and Hong Kong’s Nam Wai Ho in 4:16.35.

Meder also concluded the 200m individual medley in fourth place in 2:18.63, while Alaric Basson ended the 100m breaststroke in 7th position with a time of 1:02.55.

Kerryn Herbst and Olivia Nel finished the 100m backstroke B Finals in 5th and 6th place in 1:05.72 and 1:05.87, while Aimee Canny and Lindsay Mcleod ended 3rd and 7th in the 100m freestyle B Finals in 58.18 and 58.92, respectively.

In the B Finals of the 200m freestyle, Matthew Bosch finished in 6th place with a time of 1:54.40.

The South African swimming team will now move to Italy for the Treviso Swim Cup, which will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2018.


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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.