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The South African swimming team bring home a total of 23 medals from the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games

The South African swimming team bring home a total of 23 medals from the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games
Samoa, Thursday, 10th September 2015 – The Commonwealth Youth Games aquatics programme concluded today with an additional seven medals (two gold, one silver and four bronze) for the South African swimming team in Samoa, bringing their total to an outstanding 23 medals.

Zane Waddell was the star of the competition, bagging his fourth gold medal in the 50m freestyle with a sparkling 22.80, while in the ladies’ 50m freestyle race, Erin Gallagher scooped the silver medal in 25.80.
Waddell was also part of the gold winning 4 x 100m medley relay team, alongside Neil Fair, Brendan Levy and James Isemonger when they finished first in 3:46.91. The ladies’ 4 x 100m medley relay team of Gallagher, Jamie Reynolds, Nathania van Niekerk and Kaylene Corbett grabbed the bronze medal in 4:15.13.

Corbett was also in the water in the 200m breaststroke, where she won her second bronze of the night with a time of 2:33.90.
Isemonger and Fair were also in action in the 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley, winning bronze in 2:19.90 and 2:05.00 respectively.
“We are satisfied and excited by the performances of our youth at the Samoa Games, as part of the preparation of our next generation of elite level swimmers for 2018 and 2020.” said Swimming SA’s CEO, Shaun Adriaanse.
“Congratulations and well done to the athletes. They have done the country proud.” concluded Adriaanse.
The South African swimming team will be arriving back home on Monday, 14th September, 16h45 at OR Tambo International Airport.

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